Matt Barnes Says He Was Just Checking on His Children, Not Attacking Gloria Govan or Derek Fisher

"I can't believe people think I was some maniac driving 95 miles and listening to Tupac to go beat somebody up."

Basketball Wives star Gloria Govan and Matt Barnes relationship has been in the news this week with stories circulating that Barnes confronted his estranged wife and his former teammate, New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who are allegedly dating. Page Six reported that Barnes drove 95 miles from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to confront his the alleged couple but now Barnes is breaking his silence on the matter.

Barnes told ESPN that he received alarming text messages from his son Carter about what was going on at their home. 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?'” Barnes continued, “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 also says that he was not in Santa Barbara, he was at his home about 15 minutes away from Govan and his sons, “I can’t believe people think I was some maniac driving 95 miles and listening to Tupac to go beat somebody up. 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.”

We wish them all the best and hope this matter is behind the family.