Matt Barnes aired out his side of the story yesterday in the alleged squabble he had with former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Derek Fisher at the home of his ex-wife. Read on.
Barnes made it public via ESPN, that he visited his previous household to check on both of his son’s situation as he felt they were both uneasy when they were started talking on FaceTime. The 6’7 small forward indicated that he was puzzled why he received a message from one of his sons despite the lateness of the hour.
“So I text back, ‘I love you and I miss you too,” Barnes explained as he was at his Marina del Ray home during their conversation which he immediately followed with a video call.
Isaiah, the basketball player’s other son, also talked to this father. He also deduced as showing signs of unpleasantness as another adult male named “Derek” was spending time with their mother, Gloria Govan.
Barnes decided to sort out the situation himself by driving over there. The 13-year veteran, however, passed up the availability of the fine points of what happened next (as advised by his legal representation), as the situation went out of hand. A local police officer was present after the incident which ended with no one facing legal charges.
TMZ, however, dished-out a different ball game insinuating that a brawl allegedly occurred with a jealous Barnes hitting the New York Knicks’ coach on flatly on the jaw. Insiders also cited that the Los Angeles brawl didn’t stop despite a number of people putting their bodies on the path of the rampage. The newly recruited Memphis Grizzlies player’s rage only subsided when one of his kids begged him to stop the fight.
The NBA preseason has been kick-started with peculiar episodes in and out of the court. Starting with sportscaster Stephen A. Smith threatening NBA star Kevin Durant and Utah’s Trevor Booker slapping Lakers’ center Roy Hibbert on a preseason game.
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