Matt Barnes Slams Derek Fisher for ‘Telling Cops’ About Fight

derek fisher_matt barnesThe war between Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher continues as Barnes puts the New York Knicks coach on blast for informing the police about their infamous fight during the first weekend of training camp.

The New York Post reports that despite the issue staring to die down and fall under the public radar, Barnes brought it back to light by telling the Los Angeles Times, ““We’re two grown men who should have handled two grown men’s business, but he wanted to run and tell the cops and the NBA.”

Barnes’ comments come as the NBA still investigates the Memphis Grizzlies star’s situation with Fisher. The Post notes that the altercation between the two occurred the home of Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan.

Realizing the possible sparks between Fisher and Govan, Barnes became angry and immediately went to Govan’s home to physically confront his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate. .

Although Fisher has remained silent on the incident, Barnes has taken the opposite stance with speaking out about the situation.

Nevertheless, folks will see exactly what goes down between the Barnes and Fisher when the Grizzles take on the Knicks on Jan. 16 in Memphis.


Derek Fisher Addresses Alleged Fight With Matt Barnes

matt-barnes-derek-fisher and gloria govanWhile the public gets wrapped up in the drama surrounding Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher, it’s business as usual for Fisher, who remains focused on his job.

According to ESPN, the New York Knicks coach, who flew to California Saturday afternoon to see his children and missed practice on Monday because of travel issues, took time out from Wednesday’s preseason Knicks game to respond to the situation.

For Fisher, the situation is a “personal and private” matter that shouldn’t be addressed in a professional setting.

“Personal and private matters are personal and private,” Fisher said. “We’re obviously public figures, but we’re at work. So I won’t be commenting on anything that’s happened personally or privately for me.”

Fisher’s comments come after Barnes emerged as a trending topic Wednesday (Oct. 8) following news of him driving 95 miles to Los Angeles home of his estranged wife Gloria Govan to “beat the sh*t” out of Fisher, his former teammate.

Reporting more details surrounding the incident, Page Six noted that Barnes’ six-year-old sons called to tell him that Fisher was at their house. After speaking with his son, Barnes reportedly dropped everything and hightailed it to Govan’s home.

Media sources report that Barnes arrived at the home around 11:45 p.m., the time the alleged fight went down. Govan was apparently not spared from Barnes’ wrath, with reports claiming the athlete “spit in her face.”

Although representatives for Barnes and Govan have not commented on the incident, the NBA has acknowledged that something did go down between the Barnes and Fisher. A spokesperson for Barnes’ team, the Memphis Grizzlies, stated the incident is currently under investigation.

Govan and have been separated for more than a year, while Fisher filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years in March.

Despite remaining mum regarding the incident, Fisher did reveal that he spoke about the alleged fight with Barnes to Knicks players.

“I wanted to make sure that before they were asked about it at least that they heard from me directly about my state of mind and how present I am,” Fisher said. “I’ve been through a lot in life and experienced a lot of things. And sometimes we go through things in life that we can or cannot control. I’m here; I’m focused. It’s not something that’s going to take me away from who we are and what we’re trying to do. And I assured them of that. The only way to do that is to go out and do your job, and that’s what we’re going to do tonight.”

For Carmelo Anthony, Fisher’s situation “kind of caught everybody off guard.”

“Nobody really knew what was going on,” the Knicks forward said. “Still, nobody knows the details of what’s happening.”


Matt Barnes Still Swears He Had Something With Rihanna: ‘I’m Too Grown to Lie’

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Matt Barnes is still insinuating that he went “past the crush stage” with Rihanna over the summer, despite her epic Instagram retort, basically saying they’ve never even met.

TMZ caught up with the NBA star today, and he continues to stand by his initial claim.

“I’m too grown to lie,” he told the cameraperson.

Watch the video here.


Gloria Govan Talks Matt Barnes Breakup; He Blasts Her Mothering Skills on Twitter

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Former “Basketball Wives” star Gloria Govan and sister Laura teamed up to talk about being single mothers during a photo shoot, according to YBF.

But Gloria’s former’s ex, Matt Barnes, took to Twitter to express his distaste with her mothering skills. Barnes blasted Gloria for being too fame thirsty and walking red carpets over motherhood.

“S/O 2 all the real mothers out there who take [care] of their responsibilities. Not on EVERY red carpet or flyin all over the country chasing ….?” he tweeted about his estranged wife.

He added, “I solute yall… NOTHING on this earth should come b4 your children. Also S/O the dads that handle their business… Always keep your kids 1st.”

Barnes clearly feels some type of way about his ex. But Gloria opened up about the split — adding perspective on why they separated.

“My entire relationship was really in the public. Not that it was easy, but it was easier this time around. I’ve kind of dialed it down in the social media aspect of it, I’m not posting things or tweeting. I’m just kind of letting it ride out.”

She added, “My relationship with Matt is so up and down I don’t think a lot of people were surprised … I think it was harder on other people than it was on me. I’m not fortune telling, I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future.”

As for Laura, she was engaged to Gilbert Arenas, and now she’s raising their several children as a single mother like her sister.

“Both of us being single, single moms, and coming out, and just showing who we really are, is going to be a big thing for us,” she said.

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Matt Barnes Thanks Supporters in Capture of Aunt’s Killer

NBA player Matt Barnes attends Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

The man suspected of murdering the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes was captured by police in Sacramento, and the athlete is thanking the concerned citizen who tipped off the cops.

“We are so grateful to everyone who helped us — from spreading the word thru social media to calling the Sacramento PD with your citizen tips,” he tweeted, according to TMZ.

He added, “It was a citizen tip that led police to Michael Williams’ very location late this morning. Thank you again for allowing me to be my auntie’s voice and to help bring this suspect in. Also, thank you to the Sac PD!”

Michael Williams mugshot

Barnes went to social media and begged his fans to be on the lookout for Michael Williams, the estranged ex-husband of the victim.

Cops believe Williams is a transient and the victim (Matt’s aunt) was going to visit him when he snapped and stabbed her to death on the streets of Sacramento on July 8th.

Now, the Sacramento PD has confirmed, “Michael Williams, suspect in the 24th street homicide, is in police custody thanks to a citizen tip. He was located in the Sacramento area.”

Gloria Govan Ready for Season 2 of ‘Basketball Wives: LA’

Even though her business is all the way out there, Gloria Govan says bring on another season of “Basketball Wives: LA.

“We definitely had our moments, and our fights, our altercations, our blowups, but I’m proud of them. There were many occasions we could have thrown blows or water… So, I’m proud of them. I think they really brought it, and I think that’s why we got offered a second season,” she told WBLS radio host, Egypt.

Govan isn’t a new face to the franchise series. She was a part of the original program “Basketball Wives,” but had the most issues. She then vowed never to return. But when she and her now former fiancé Matt Barnes were approached with the LA edition, they reconsidered.

“Matt got traded to L.A., and we came out to L.A., and we just got the opportunity,” she said about her decision to do the series. “The creators of the show said, ‘Hey, you’re out in L.A., if you get a group of girls together that we feel like would make a good show, then there you go.’”

And about her rocky relationship with Barnes, the current instability is not a problem so much, as she’s getting a little time to herself to refocus. She also mentioned that when it comes to returning to the show, Barns isn’t as much a part of the equation as he used to be.

But she also admitted that the instability is in part due to the drama going on with the NBA.

“It adds some added stress. You look at your money differently. You look at your situation a little differently: your 401K, the kids’ college fund. This is his contract year. He’s kinda going back on unsure territory,” she said. “I think that definitely had something to do with it.”

Gloria Govan on Her Break Up with Matt Barnes

Break ups don’t have to be so terrible.

Reality show star Gloria Govan is a testament to that notion, as she recently split from Matt Barnes. Although the couple is no longer a couple, their relationship plays out on television every week on VH1’s “Basketball Wives: LA.”

But it’s not getting her down none. In fact, she says life is good.

“I’m happy with where I am now,” she told VH1.

Her announcement of the split came on Tuesday after the couple has been together for years, produced two children together, and making the move to Los Angeles.

“It hasn’t been an easy ride moving across the country twice, having kids at 21 when I just graduated college; it hasn’t been easy,” Gloria said, adding that the pressure of the NBA lockout has also been a huge stress on her former fiancé. “But we’re still friends and we’re still working things out and I wish him nothing but the best.”

All in all, the mother of two’s outlook is pretty optimistic and so is her sister’s.

Laura Govan is rooting for their reunion and thinks they’ll wind up together.

Gloria isn’t planning to date anyone any time soon. She’s just taking the time to refocus and get things back in order.

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