Not only did Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes drive 95 miles to fight New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, he also spit in the face of Gloria Govan, his estranged wife and a star on VH1 reality show “Basketball Wives: LA,” the New York Post reported Wednesday. Barnes interrupted a party at Govan’s house in Los Angeles last weekend to confront her and Fisher, with whom he used to be “very close,” a source said.
Barnes, 35, and Govan have been estranged since April, but when he heard that Fisher was with her Saturday, the basketball player was irate. After the confrontation, he reportedly texted a friend to say he'd assaulted Fisher, 41, and gotten revenge on Govan, 45. “I kicked his a-- from the backyard to the front room, and spit in her face,” the text read, according to a source.
But the Barnes might not have roughed up Fisher that bad. “Matt came after Derek, but he only had a few scratches,” the insider said. “Derek’s not going to press charges; he’s going to let it go.”
While Fisher might be willing to forgive and forget, former “BBWLA” star Draya Michele weighed in on the apparent feud. She put herself in the situation and added Malaysia Pargo, who also stars on the hit reality show.
“Y’all trippin on this Matt Barnes thing,” she wrote in now-deleted tweets. “That’s like me getting with Malaysia’s ex-husband and being in her old house around her kids. I’d expect her to come beat my a-- any time,” she wrote.
Michele, who quit “BBWLA” this season, said she didn’t mean to be rude to Pargo, she just needed an example. “No disrespect to Malaysia,” she wrote, “I had to use somebody I worked with as an example.”
It’s no surprise that Michele, 30, has since deleted the tweets. She has plenty of personal drama of her own with her and her on-again, off-again fiancé, Dallas Cowboys player Orlando Scandrick, 28.
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