Matt Barnes Gets 2-Game Ban for Derek Fisher Altercation

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Matt Barnes received a two-game suspension by the NBA on Monday for his love triangle feud with Knicks coach Derek Fisher back in October.

via NYP:

As first reported by The Post, Barnes drove 95 miles in a fury on Oct. 3 to confront Fisher over his romance with Barnes’ estranged wife, reality star Gloria Govan.

“Barnes went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher,” a source said. “Matt then drove down there to beat the s–t out of him.”

The confrontation turned physical, and the two men — former teammates on the Lakers — briefly scuffled. Cops were called to the scene in Redondo Beach, Calif., but no charges were filed.

The NBA cited Barnes for “engaging in a physical altercation with and threatening” Fisher.

Barnes is expected to serve the suspension immediately, missing Tuesday’s game against the Heat and Saturday’s game at the Jazz. He will forfeit approximately $64,000 in salary. The Knicks visit the Grizzlies in Memphis on Jan. 16.

That fight cost Matt $64,000? We hope it was worth it.

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