Old tweet: Matt Barnes calls Derek Fisher ‘great player/leader but an even better person’

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Matt Barnes reportedly tried to fight Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who’s dating Barnes’ estranged wife.

But before this conflict, they spent a season and a half as Lakers teammates.

On the day of the 2012 trade deadline, the Lakers dealt Fisher (with a first-round pick to the Rockets for Jordan Hill) and Luke Walton and Jason Kapono (with a first-round pick to the Cavaliers for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga).

Here’s how Barnes responded (hat tip: Jordan Ramirez of Warriors World):

Trades are apart of the business, it’ll be tough to see Luke, Jason & Fish go. As a fan Fish has been a key part to the lakers championship formula, he was a great player/leader but an even better person..

Just found that interesting given current events.