A report from the New York Post claims Grizzlies veteran Matt Barnes confronted and attacked Derek Fisher over the weekend. Barnes reportedly accosted Fisher because of his relationship with Barnes' estranged wife, Gloria Govan:
Sources said Fisher was at the LA home of Gloria Govan — Barnes' estranged wife, who stars on "Basketball Wives LA" — on Saturday. Fisher and Govan have been dating for "a few months," a source said, after Fisher filed to divorce his wife of 10 years, Candace, in March.
But when Barnes learned that Fisher was at his former home with Gloria, he drove 95 miles to LA to "beat the s-t" out of Fisher, sources said.
According to the report, Fisher missed Knicks practice on Monday because of flight delays returning to New York from Los Angeles. Fisher returned to practice Tuesday, reportedly sporting "a few scratches," and does not plan to press charges.
Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the incident, which only came to the NBA's attention days later:
As @NYPost reports, there was physical confrontation between NY coach Derek Fisher, Griz's Matt Barnes Saturday in LA. NBA security is aware— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 7, 2015
NBA security didn't find out about an alleged Barnes-Fisher confrontation at home of Barnes' estranged wife until today, sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 7, 2015
The Grizzlies released a brief statement saying they are gathering information on the incident.
Grizzlies statement on Barnes reportedly attacking Knicks coach Derek Fisher over Barnes' estranged wife. #WREG pic.twitter.com/Y0d1yarsIc— glenn carver (@GCarver_WREG3) October 7, 2015