Matt Barnes has to be going crazy in his mind knowing he wants to hit Derek Fisher n the face tonight but he can’t do it. He is doing the next best thing by venting how he is feeling with his words and if you know Barnes, you know he has never had a filter.


Earlier we reported how Barnes called Fisher a “snake” and he hopes to “cross paths again after he stops playing”. As the game between the Grizzlies and Knicks approaches this evening, he had more to say on the altercation that cost him a two game suspension.

“I just don’t like him. Plain and simple,’’ Barnes told reporters at the morning shootaround. “He knows I don’t like him. Don’t say nothing to me. I don’t plan on saying nothing to him. Don’t try to shake my hand. There’s none of that. There’s nothing there. There never will be. Just stay away from me, basically.”

He went on to pretty much justify what he did when he tried to punch Fisher’s head off for dating his estranged wife at the time.

“There’s support throughout the league, other leagues, GMs, owners, entertainers, actors, everybody. It’s been a great support,” Barnes said. “Every man who looks at the situation knows what’s right and wrong. Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is.

“Everyone from the top to bottom would’ve done the same thing. When it comes to family, it’s family. Unfortunately, you have to watch who you call friends these days.’’

Why hasn’t Fisher responded?

“Because he knows he’s wrong. You know what I mean?” Barnes said. “And he already took one loss [in the melee]. So what’s the point?”

As I stated in the previous post, I think the majority of men would agree with what Barnes did, regardless of what team or player you like.