Jason Whitlock Pretty Much Blamed Derek Fisher For The Matt Barnes Attack
Gloria Govan's estranged Matt Barnes -- a man who was arrested for abusing her on two separate occasions -- is objectively insane. Over the weekend, Barnes drove 100 miles to Los Angeles to fight Govan's new boyfriend, Knicks coach Derek Fisher.
These are adults. No one should be driving around looking to fight people because of who they're sleeping with. This is entirely the fault of living, breathing psychopath small forward Matt Barnes.
Or that "sneaky" scoundrel Derek Fisher, who gallivants about town with the women of other men and thusly deserves a rap on chin for his maleficence!
Remember when everyone was so upset when I reported Derek Fisher was sneaky. Ask Matt Barnes and Billy Hunter.
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) October 7, 2015
In case you don't follow NBA labor disputes (or their subsequent legal battles), Whitlock's mention of Billy Hunter is a reference to the former NBAPA executive director's war with Fisher a few years back. Fisher spearheaded an audit of Hunter in 2013, which ultimately ended his tenure with the players association, after which he filed a lawsuit where he claimed Fisher had secretly met with owners to strike a CBA deal that favored the league's wealthiest players.
Sure, that makes Derek Fisher look like a patsy who's willing to roll over for the highest bidder, but how in God's name does that implicate he did anything "sneaky" enough to deserve a physical confrontation with Matt Barnes? Regardless of the particulars -- meaning it DOESN'T matter if Fish was seeing Govan while she was still with Barnes -- the moral of the Barnes-Fisher L.A. party fight is that Matt Barnes thinks he owns a woman and has no problem fighting people who encroach on his human property -- not Derek Fisher's "sneakiness."
Let's stop blaming victims, guys. It's 2015.
-- I mean clicks are kind of the point of the internet, but no, this outrage did not come from an ass.
This is comically sad. Try harder. Did SportsGrid just pull faux outrage out its ass to draw clicks? https://t.co/oWQKrcHWUy
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) October 8, 2015
-- Whitlock is not alone in missing the point here. The New York Daily News' Frank Isola also seems to think Fisher was wrong in dating another human being.
With all the available women out there an NBA coach should not be dating an NBA player's ex-wife.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) October 7, 2015
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