Back in October, Matt Barnes made headlines for allegedly handing Derek Fisher a fade when he found out his former friend (and alleged snitch) was dating his estranged wife. Broken guy code rules aside, the NBA has suspended Barnes two games for his decision to put hands on the current head coach of the New York Knicks.
Reports the Associated Press:
The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes two games without pay Monday for what the league said was a “physical altercation” with Derek Fisher and for “threatening” the New York Knicks coach in October.
The league investigated the Oct. 3 incident in Redondo Beach, California, between Barnes and Fisher – former teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2010-12.
The Grizzlies had just wrapped up a week of training camp, and a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press in October the incident occurred while Fisher attended a gathering at the home of Barnes’ estranged wife, Gloria Govan. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were publicly released.
Redondo Beach police responded to an incident Oct. 3 but disclosed no information on the location or who was involved after finding no basis for criminal charges.
Barnes’ suspension begins with tonight’s game against the Miami Heat.
It’s 2015 and no one got the altercation on cell phone video? For shame.