There’s that unwritten rule. You know, that kind of “you know better” situation without having to discuss it. Like for Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher for example. One of the ‘guy codes’, if it still exist, is that you don’t have any relations with a girlfriend, wife or even ex-girlfriend/wife. It’s goes without being said.
Barnes found out Fisher is rebel and went against that code. He said on The Wendy Williams Show, per Jasmine Brand, that he was upset about former teammate Fisher and his ex-wife Gloria Govan.
“Basically what is was you now I divorced her; figure she’s gonna move on; that’s what happens when you divorce someone and the ultimate goal is to be happy. I found out they hooked up through my kids and I was mad.
We’re former teammates though you know. I kind of think there’s an unspoken you know you guys go to war with each other – mean if it’s a girlfriend or something like that’s fair game but you know of think a wife and kids would be off limits to a teammate but it is what it is from that standpoint.”
He also explained that the group of friends that were there on the night that they fought saved Fisher.
“He’s lucky it wasn’t just them but she actually had a group of friends over. They were having a game night or a dinner or something – the kids were upstairs asleep by the time I got there nd it just happened. It was like I said I think it’s kind of like an unspoken man rule-teammate rule that you don’t mess with someone’s wife by instinct. my whole focus really was that you’re staying in MY house and being around my kids an you didn’t tell me that. That was my major problem and he understood once we discussed it and spoke about it.”
Fisher and Govan are currently engaged and Govan said Barnes is not invited to the wedding according to Hip Hop Wired. Barnes did congratulate them when they made the announcement in April.
Remember, they played on the Lakers from 2010 to 2012, winning the Championship in 2010. Kind of makes you wonder what was on Fisher’s mind when he saw Govan with Barnes during their marriage. Or if there was something going on then.