Love triangles aren’t only in the movies. This time, it’s on the court!
NBA player Matt Barnes had a little tussle with Knicks coach Derek Fisher, and it didn’t end until one of Barnes’ twin sons had to stop the fight, according to reports.
It was one of Barnes 6-year-old sons who shared during a FaceTime call that his dad’s estranged wife invited his old friend, and ex-teammate Fisher, to their house.
TMZ.com reported Thursday that the coach took a punch in the mouth last weekend from Barnes, who was angered by the new romance between his ex lover, and ex pal.
Barnes shared that he was talking with Carter on FaceTime when he noticed his son was upset. “I could see the look on his face,” said Barnes. “I was like, ‘What’s wrong, Carter?’ and he shook his head ‘No.’ Then he lays his head down on the couch, puts a pillow in front of his face and says, ‘Mommy’s friend Derek is here.’”
Redondo Beach police spokesman Lt. Joe Hoffman, confirmed cops were rushed to the home at 11 p.m. Saturday.
Police spoke to those involved, determining that “there was no basis for criminal charges,” said Hoffman.
“I’m basically done talking about the situation directly,” said Fisher. “The process is the process. It’ll play out. But as far as me commenting on it, I won’t be.”
“We were friends,” said Barnes, clearly speaking about the past, “We were good friends at one point.”
“It’s a personal matter,” said Barnes, “My focus is on basketball. Being here early, I don’t want to start it off by having anything negative.”
Barnes and Gloria Govan split in September 2014, while Fisher and his wife filed for divorce last March.
“We’ll let the process take place and just focus on playing right now,” said Barnes. “All the real details will come out at some point.”
Govan seemed to be the center of attention for this one, but here you have it, the men are letting the dispute settle on its own, with no further comments at this time.