Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas has put his two cents into the mess between Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher, giving his full account of what happened via Instagram.
“I know the story because I was around the corner,” he wrote.
If you recall, Barnes got into a scrap with Fisher in October at the home Barnes used to share with estranged wife Gloria Govan. At the time, Barnes said he wasn’t feeling the way Fisher was interacting with Barnes’ kids.
Barnes was suspended two games by the NBA for his role in the fight. This week, the incident returned to the headlines after Barnes was fined for comments he made towards Fisher over the weekend.
With the story resurfacing, Arenas – who nearly became Barnes’ brother-in-law after dating Gloria’s sister Laura – shared his account of what happened on Instagram.
In a nutshell, he says Barnes was “whopping” Fisher and that Fisher was running around the house screaming. Arenas also confirms that Fisher’s bodyguard was the one who called police.
According to the team’s relocation agreement with the NFL, the team can’t begin selling tickets or suites to the new Inglewood stadium scheduled to open in 2019 until they know if they’ll share their new home with another team, reports ESPN. But days after being approved for the move from St. Louis, the Rams began taking $100 deposits for 2016 season tickets on Monday morning.
According to the team’s official Twitter account, Los Angeles Lakers legend and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Magic Johnson was the first to sign up for his seats at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Rams added that 5,000 deposits were paid for in the first five minutes after they went on sale at 1 p.m. ET and another 5,000 had been reserved in the first hour. The deposits are refundable and serve as a way to reserve a spot in a virtual line to buy season tickets when they officially go on sale, though it does not guarantee that everyone will be able to buy tickets. According to the team, each deposit allows the person reserving the spot to purchase up to eight season tickets based on availability when they become available in the spring. Those whose deposits were received first will get first crack at the tickets when they go on sale, and so on down the line.
Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff told reporters in Los Angeles on Friday that ticket prices for the Rams’ temporary home will be similar to what they paid in St. Louis in 2015.
Those season ticket prices started at around $300 and went up to $1,750 per seat last season. Of course, the prices in the Inglewood stadium are sure to be far more costly when it opens.
Barnes told reporters Saturday before Memphis’s game against the New York Knicks “violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is.” He made the comment in reference to his off-season incident with Knicks coach Derek Fisher, in which Barnes reportedly socked Fisher in the face.
Fisher was at the home of Barnes’ ex-wife Gloria Govan when the altercation occurred.
Barnes was suspended two games for the incident earlier this season. He recently filed a grievance with the NBA in an attempt to recoup the salary he lost from the suspension.
According to TMZ, Philips’ body was discovered at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday when staff conducted a routine security check and noticed Lawrence was unresponsive.
Officials say he was transported to an outside hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:27 a.m.
Phillips had been in solitary confinement since April — after he was suspected of killing his cellmate 37-year-old Damion Soward. He was recently charged with murder.
The 40-year-old — who played for the Rams, Dolphins and 49ers — was initially locked up in Kern Valley State Prison in California on a 31-year sentence for a number of convictions, including spousal abuse.
He was a running back at the University of Nebraska in the 1990s before playing in the NFL in a career cut short by off-field incidents and legal trouble.
Lamar Odom’s recovery will now be a smoother situation in light of no drug charges being filed against him.
Referencing a statement from Nye County, Nevada District Attorney Angela Bello that was released Monday, the New York Daily News reports that county prosecutors will not charge Odom for drug possession.
“Based on the present evidence and surrounding circumstances, the Nye County District Attorney’s office has decided not to bring drug charges against Lamar Odom,” Bellow said
“Although the evidence showed Mr. Odom had metabolized cocaine in his system while he was present in Nye County in October of 2015, he was not found in the possession of cocaine and it is unlikely it could be established beyond a reasonable doubt he actually ingested, or was impaired by, the drug during the time he was within the jurisdiction of Nye County.”
Odom, who is currently recovering from an apparent overdose in a private rehabilitation facility, was found unconscious late last year at a Nevada brothel.
Lebron James’ stance on the Tami Rice case and the police officers responsible for the 12-year-old’s death not being indicted has prompted some people to encourage the NBA all-star to sit out all games until a thorough investigation into matter is conducted.
But the question is, according to a headline for a Clutch magazine story: What Would Lebron James Sitting Out Do For Tamir Rice?
The call for James to sit out came after Rice’s parents released a statement on the Cleveland grand jury’s decision to not prosecute the two officers, saying, “We renew our request that the Department of Justice step in to conduct a real investigation into this tragic shooting of a 12-year-old child.”
At the heart of the sit out request is for James to not play until the DOJ wraps up its investigation and the officers are locked up for Rice’s death. The movement looks to have gained traction in recent days with the hashtag #NoJusticeNoLeBron picking up steam on Twitter.
For his part, James did speak on the Rice case and the non-indictment as he cited his lack of knowledge about the situation as the basis for him not fully expressing his view on the case.
“For me, I’ve always been a guy who’s took pride in knowledge of every situation that I’ve ever spoke on. And to be honest, I haven’t really been on top of this issue,” James said after a recent game. “So it’s hard for me to comment. I understand that any lives that [are] lost, what we want more than anything is prayer and the best for the family, for anyone. But for me to comment on the situation, I don’t have enough knowledge about it.”
Examining the impact of James sitting on the bench and not playing, Clutch expressed that the action won’t ultimately lead to the outcome everyone wants regarding the officers.
“While that action from one of the greatest players on the court — an Ohio native no less who plays for the team of the city in which Tamir was killed — would no doubt be a powerful display of solidarity but that won’t put men behind bars and, quite frankly, it shouldn’t,” the site stated. “The DOJ should open an investigation into Tamir’s death because a child was shot for playing with a toy gun, not because the Cleveland Cavaliers start losing games because their star player isn’t on the court and it’s a bad look for the NBA. Further, it’s a waste of time to petition Lebron to sit on the sidelines in the name of justice when he can’t even speak on the case — or won’t.”
Clutch goes on to point out that James would’ve had a better response had he cared enough about the Rice case to stay on top of it’s latest developments.
“The bottom line is no one should have to be persuaded into activism,” the site said.
“…There’s no sense chiding him for not sitting out games and putting the weight of justice solely on his back when that was actually the job of the grand jury which failed us all December 28, 2015.”
For a discussion on #NoJusticeNoLeBron, check out the video below:
The problem is he’s looking for revenge … by getting back at those folks who he claims crossed him in 2015, namely Rihanna and Derek Fisher.
In an Instagram post (see it below) Barnes – who was traded from the LA Clippers to the Memphis Grizzlies – calls out a certain pop superstar who “lied on him” saying he’s got texts — and pics — to prove their relationship was real.
were a thing. Only problem was, she apparently didn’t get the memo and viciously went in on him via social media. Ouch!
The other person Barnes has got it in for is New York Knicks coach and former Lakers teammate Derek Fisher, who he’s calling a “snake” because he had the nerve to have a relationship with his ex, Gloria Govan then “snitched” to the NBA and police when he “got dealt with.”
By the way, the NBA “dealt” with Barnes for “dealing” with Fisher by giving him a 2-game suspension.