Watch: Pacers fans yell ‘Derek Fisher’ at Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes

Friday October 30th, 2015

Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes got a brief reminder of an incident between himself and New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher during his team’s game against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday. 

As Barnes stepped to the free throw line with just under two minutes left in the third quarter, a spattering of Pacers fans began to chant “Der-ek Fish-er!” at him. 

The not-so-classy move was in reference to a story that emerged in early Oct., when Barnes confronted Fisher at the home of his ex-wife Gloria Govan. It was originally reported that Barnes drove over 90 miles and threatened to beat up Fisher. However, the 35-year-old told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN that he lives only 15 minutes from Govan and simply went to check on his 6-year-old twin sons. 

Barnes and Fisher played together on the Los Angeles Lakers from ’10–12. Barnes has addressed the issue, saying that he and fisher used to be close friends, but “some things have happened to change that, It is what it is.”

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Fisher has not declined to provide detail on the incident. Memphis beat Indiana 112–103. Marc Gasol led Memphis with 20 points while George Hill scored 20 for Indiana. Barnes played 21 minutes with 10 points, three rebounds and three steals.

You can watch full highlights the Grizzlies’ first win here:

- Alex Nieves

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