Now that Fisher has time on his hands since being released from the Knicks a month ago, he’s addressing the rumors regarding his personal life. Fisher also believes that the media and those rumors is what led to the decision of the Knicks Organization letting him go.
With the intention to set the record straight Fisher explains his side and what he describes as “outright lies” to The Cauldron.
As we can all recall it was reported that things blew up between Fisher and his former teammate Matt Barnes over his alleged relationship with Barnes ex, Gloria Govan when he showed up to her house unannounced last October.
Fisher gives the disclaimer that he and Barnes were never all that close off the basketball court to begin with when they were teammates from 2010 through 2012 with the Los Angeles Lakers. Therefore he implies that he wasn’t trying to hide his relationship with Govan in the months that unfolded to the altercation making headlines. The former Knick’s coach stated that although Barnes showed up at Govan’s home with bad intentions in mind there was no “fight” between the two men and things quickly deescalated:
I don’t know what was going through Matt’s mind that day in October when he showed up unannounced at Gloria’s house, and started swinging. I didn’t retaliate. No one who was there did anything but try to get him to calm down, particularly because Matt and Gloria’s children were present. There was no fight.
That’s it. There’s nothing more to what happened than that.
Fisher adds that a particular someone (you can be the judge) is responsible for spreading the “fight” story:
The story of a “fight” leaked to the media. I’ll let you speculate on who leaked it and why, and the nature of their character. My reputation speaks for itself.
For his entire version of the altercation you can read it here. Now that we’ve been saturation with multiple accounts of what happened you can put together your own story because this is one that will never be solved.