Details are starting to come out about what really happened between Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan, and Derek Fisher last weekend. It had been reported that Barnes found out his estranged wife was dating his ex-teammate Fisher and drove 95 miles to confront the two. While the story has started to get a little crazy depending on who tells it Barnes has started to tell his side of the story.
In an interview with ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne Barnes said that it was a text message from his son that actually caused him to get upset
“I’m like, first of all, why are you still up? It’s like 10 o’clock at night?’ ” Barnes said. “So I text back, ‘I love you and I miss you, too.” Then I FaceTimed him. I’m just like, ‘Hey, what’s up buddy?’”
“Now, Carter is like the rambunctious one. He’s always jumping off the walls. And when I saw his face, he was just sitting there and I knew something was wrong. 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.’
“This wasn’t a phone call. We were on FaceTime. I could see him and the look on his face.”
Barnes also said that he lives about 15 minutes away from where the incident occurred and knocked down reports that he drove 95 miles to get to his ex-wife’s house.
“I can’t believe people think I was some maniac driving 95 miles and listening to Tupac to go beat somebody up,” Barnes said. “No. I live 15 minutes away and I was going over to check on my kids because they seemed uncomfortable. That was my main reason for going over there.”
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