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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The NBA is investigating the incident between Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and Knicks coach and former teammate Derek Fisher, a situation Barnes said is "personal matter" involving someone who was a good friend at one point.
"Life happens, and being a professional athlete, you have to be able to maneuver and separate your personal life from your professional life," Barnes said Thursday after the Grizzlies' morning shootaround, noting the league's investigation of the incident in California. "And I'm here to play basketball, so there won't be any distractions."
The veteran said in video posted by The Commercial Appeal that he has not spoken with the NBA yet.