The fall from glory can often be a Geronimo. For Derek Fisher, former NBA champion of the LA Lakers and more recently; head coach of the New York Knicks, life seems to be taking an awkward 180-degree turn. Earlier this week Fisher was reportedly involved in a DUI car crash which miraculously left him and current girlfriend Gloria Govan unscathed, but totaled an all white Cadillac Escalade they were riding in.
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Normally, the lives that were preserved in an accident of this magnitude would be the headline or maybe even the fact that a former NBA champion was caught drinking and driving. This time it seems the bigger conflict is the ownership of the vehicle that was damaged. The 2015 Escalade is said to be registered to Matt Barnes; ex-husband to Fisher’s girlfriend and former star of “Basketball Wives,” Gloria Govan.
TMZ reports that Barnes gave the vehicle to Govan specifically to transport their two sons around. It should be very interesting to see how this all plays out. You can catch Matt Barnes on the sideline of the NBA Finals tonight in game 4 as the Warriors take on the Cavaliers.