On Saturday night, the Knicks will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. And while that wouldn’t typically be a game that we would have circled on our calendars, we will be keeping a close eye on the matchup because it will mark the first time the two teams have played since the now-infamous fight between Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher. Barnes recently served a two-game suspension as a result of it—and he was happy to tell everyone about how much he still hates Fisher for dating his ex Gloria Govan in an Instagram post that he put up on New Year’s Day.
We probably shouldn’t expect any fireworks on Saturday night, though, because Barnes has already vowed not to speak with Fisher—“I don’t talk to snakes,” he told the New York Daily News last night—and because Barnes could end up facing another suspension if he does decide to address Fisher during the game. But it doesn’t sound like Barnes is going to ignore Fisher forever. In fact, he told the Daily News that he’s already planning on “crossing paths” with Fisher again when he retires.
“I know I got to keep my mouth shut because then he’ll run and tell,” Barnes said. “So we’re focused on playing that team [the Knicks]. And when I’m retired, him and I will cross paths again.”
Yikes. That probably won’t be for at least another few years, but it sounds like Barnes isn't going to let his hatred for Fisher go anytime soon.
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[via New York Daily News]