How awkward! New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher is involved in a romantic relationship with the WIFE of former L.A. Lakers teammate Matt Barnes. When Matt found out about it, all hell broke loose and he attacked his former pal!
This will make for an interesting twist on Baksetball Wives LA next season! One of the stars, Gloria Govan, 45, is now dating Derek Fisher, 41. Which would be great, except for the fact that Derek once played alongside Gloria’s estranged husband Matt Barnes, 35, when the two were teammates on Los Angeles Lakers. Matt went berzerk over the news and totally attacked his friend!
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When Matt learned that D-Fish was at Gloria’s Los Angeles house on Oct. 3, he drove 95 miles from Santa Barbara, California to “beat the sh*t” out of him” according to Page Six. Their source says Derek and Gloria have been dating for “a few months,” after Fisher filed to divorce his wife of 10 years, Candace, last spring. Even though Matt and Gloria are separated and there were rumors that he dated Rihanna, 27, it doesn’t sound like Matt is allowing his estranged wife to do the same and date other people.
The source confirmed the relationship between Derek and Gloria while explaining that “Derek was in Gloria’s backyard with about 10 people having a bonfire on Saturday.” Apparently Matt took this as the ultimate betrayal, causing him to drive down to LA from his Memphis Grizzlies training camp to confront his former teammate. “He went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Derek,” their source said about Matt. Another insider claims “Someone told Matt that Derek was at the house and he drove down there — he went over to confront Derek.”
A source close to Fisher confirmed the fight to Page Six but said, “Matt came after Derek but he only had a few scratches…Derek’s not going to press charges, he’s going to let it go.” Derek left Gloria’s house before police arrived. The Knicks tweeted on Oct. 6 that that Derek was “not at practice due to personal reasons — expected back tomorrow.” He was in LA visiting his kids but it is possible that he paid Gloria another visit!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Gloria Govan dating her ex’s former team mate is a betrayal?
— Beth Shilliday