Not promoting violence or anything, but what really made the reported Matt Barnes-Derek Fisher beef more interesting, other than them being relatively big-name NBA stars, was the thought of the two going at each other's throats. Just ask Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard JR Smith...
Although there were rumors of an initial altercation between Fisher and Barnes—after the latter allegedly rushed to his former abode with estranged wife Gloria Govan to "beat the sh*t out of" the former—circulated late last year, we have yet to see the former Los Angeles Lakers teammates actually open a can of whoopass.Thankfully, someone (somewhat) made our dreams come true. And not only for basketball fans but also UFC aficionados, too.
YouTube user and EA Sports UFC 2 artisan Eric Bui managed to pit Barnes and Fisher in the Octagon—albeit virtually. Sadly, this might be the only chance we'll see them try to rip each other's heads off.
The result? Let's just say the grapevine didn't lie.