There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan and Derek Fisher love triangle.  Sources said Barnes found out about Govan and Fisher dating and drove 95 miles to Gloria’s house to confront Fisher.  Another source claimed Barnes texted him afterwards and said he beat up Fisher and spit in Govan’s face.  Now Barnes is speaking out himself, saying what triggered him to go over to the house.

In an exclusive interview with Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Barnes said he received a text around 10 pm from his son Carter that concerned him.

“I’m like, first of all, why are you still up? It’s like 10 o’clock at night?’ ” Barnes said. “So I text back, ‘I love you and I miss you, too.” Then I FaceTimed him. I’m just like, ‘Hey, what’s up buddy?'”

“Now, Carter is like the rambunctious one. He’s always jumping off the walls. And when I saw his face, he was just sitting there and I knew something was wrong. I was like, ‘What’s wrong, Carter?’ and he shook his head, ‘No.’ Then he lays his head down on the couch, puts a pillow in front of his face and says, ‘Mommy’s friend Derek is here.’

“This wasn’t a phone call. We were on FaceTime. I could see him and the look on his face.”

Barnes said he lives about 15 minutes away from his ex-wife and had travelled there earlier in the day from team practice in Santa Barbara.  He did not drive 95 miles to the altercation.

“I can’t believe people think I was some maniac driving 95 miles and listening to Tupac to go beat somebody up,” Barnes said. “No. I live 15 minutes away and I was going over to check on my kids because they seemed uncomfortable. That was my main reason for going over there.”

It’s still unclear how the fight started if that was indeed his reason for going over there.

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