After all the ish hit the fan yesterday in the Matt Barnes – Gloria Govan – Derek Fisher love triangle, both men are speaking out. Get their telling interviews inside…
Memphis Grizzlies baller Matt Barnes damn near broke the internet yesterday after news broke that he drove 95 miles to whoop NY Knicks head coach Derek Fisher’s ass. Matt and Derek (who looked unharmed above while coaching his team in an exhibition game yesterday) previously were teammates on the Lakers. They were brawling over Matt’s estranged wife Gloria Govan who the almost-divorced Derek Fisher is now apparently dating. Get the messy deets HERE in case you were under a rock.
News sources claim the only reason Matt stopped beating Derek down in front of the Bonfire party Gloria was having at her and Matt’s home they previously shared, was because Matt’s 6-year-old twin boys begged him to stop.
Matt didn’t give THAT exact recount himself at practice this morning, but he did speak tot he press about the fallout today.
“Life happens, and being a professional athlete, you have to be able to maneuver and separate your personal life from your professional life. And I’m here to play basketball, so there won’t be any distractions.”
Matt revealed that he hasn’t spoken to the NBA yet, but a legal investigation is underway.
When Matt was asked by the press if he actually drove 95 miles to come for Derek, he simply said:
“All the real details will come out at some time.”
When asked how close he was to Derek before this, he said, “We were friends, we were good friends at one point.” When asked what broke up his friendship, he repeated, “We were good friends at one point.”
Matt was quick to say how good it felt to have the support of his teammates and they understood once he explained to them what happened.
When asked about the status of his relationship with Gloria Govan, he said, “She’s the mother of my children.”
Bloop. Check out the video below:
As for what Derek said today….he’s definitely playing the politically correct card. He stands by his statement that he only missed Monday’s Knicks practice because of “flight issues.” He also said at Knicks practice today when asked about the fiasco:
“It’s still something I can’t comment on until the situation or the process plays completely out. If I decide to or have the opportunity to address it later, I guess I will. At this point, that’s probably not the right thing to do.”
We don’t see this ending all that well….