Thursday March 31st, 2016

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The Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher beef continues, and this time, Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell has been looped in through a meme.

The Grizzlies forward posted on Instagram Thursday taking a poke at Russell — who is embroiled in a controversy of his own after a video he filmed of teammate Nick Young leaked to the internet — while also putting the feud between himself and Fisher back at the fore.

Barnes and Fisher had an altercation before the season, away from the court as Barnes drove to his estranged wife’s home in Los Angeles to confront the then-Knicks coach and his former teammate with the Lakers.

Fisher was fired as Knicks coach in February.

Barnes’s post references Russell as he makes a point about trust, with Russell’s video depicting Young (who is engaged to performer Iggy Azalea) appearing to discuss his infidelities while unaware the rookie guard was filming him. The video leak became a major story around the Lakers this week.


Folks got the game so ass backwards these days you don't know who to trust!

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Jeremy Woo

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