Things just got real in the world of the NBA. It’s no secret that Matt Barnes isn’t one to be messed with on the court, but off the court, it’s apparently no different. Barnes got a bombshell dropped on him this past weekend as he learned the relationship status of his estranged ex-wife Gloria Govan. And no, it’s not another episode of the two getting back together yet again, but this time it’s Govan dating New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.
Fisher, who filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years back in March, was apparently located at Govan’s house on Saturday (Oct. 3), and when Barnes got wind of the little union, he took a beeline 95 miles straight to Los Angeles from training camp with the Memphis Grizzlies in Santa Barbara to give Fisher a piece of his mind, or fist shall we say. “Derek was in Gloria’s back yard with about 10 people having a bonfire on ??Saturday,” the New York Post reports. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with Gloria.”
After Barnes made his arrival, things went 0 to 100 real quick. “Barnes was in Santa Barbara [at Memphis Grizzlies training camp] and heard that Fisher was in his house,” the source told the newspaper. “He went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher.” A different source close to Fisher confirms that the fight did indeed take place but revealed that he will not press charges despite walking away with a few scratches. Meanwhile, Govan has a whole set of different plans while she tries to file a restraining order against Barnes. We guess, all is fair in love and war.