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Matt Barnes Claims He Went To Estranged Wife's House Because He Was Worried About His Son

Today, Matt Barnes attempted to clarify his version of his uninvited weekend trip to estranged wife Gloria Govan’s home, where he allegedly fought former Lakers teammate and current Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. The 35-year-old claimed he drove to Redondo Beach after talking to his 6-year-old son, who felt uneasy and said Fisher was at the house.

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ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne spoke with Barnes over the phone, and he had more to say than he did at today’s Grizzlies practice:

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Barnes denied the claim in the initial New York Post report which said he drove 95 miles to confront Fisher and Govan. The Grizzlies forward said his house isn’t very far from the area.

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The Redondo Beach Police Department told TMZ a police report was filed, but that Barnes won’t be facing any criminal charges for the altercation.

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