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  • More alleged – we cannot stress that word enough – details are coming out about the Matt Barnes/Derek Fisher altercation to which Yahoo Sports and the New York Post alerted us Wednesday.

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    The Post reported that Barnes, a Memphis Grizzlies swingman and former teammate of Fisher (now the coach of the New York Knicks), allegedly bragged to a friend via text in the wake of the fight, which occurred late Saturday evening at the home of Barnes’ ex-wife, Gloria Govan:

    Following the dustup, Barnes, 35, texted a pal that he had not only assaulted Fisher, 41, but also took revenge on Govan, one source said.

    “I kicked his ass from the back yard to the front room, and spit in her face,” the text read, according to the source.

    TMZ reported Thursday that the fight didn’t end until Barnes and Govan’s children, just before midnight on Saturday, begged the coach and forward to stop going at it:

    We're told Barnes berated

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  • BDL's 2015-16 NBA Season Previews: Miami Heat

    Pat Riley just rolls one big boffo experiment into another – he can’t help it.

    The name (if not “star”)-driven firepower of the 1990s and early aughts Miami Heat bled into a year of almost position-less basketball in Dwyane Wade’s first year, which then allowed Riley to go right back after stars (this guy) names (not stars at the time: Christian Laettner, Antoine Walker, Jason Williams, Gary Payton) to bring in a championship in 2006. This gave both Wade and Riley the capital to clear out and shoot for the moon with LeBron James and Chris Bosh in 2010.

    That trio brought home two titles and four Finals appearances before the top-heavy experiment petered out. Riley, ironically, went in the same oft-criticized direction as the Cavaliers did following LeBron’s move from the Cavaliers in 2010 with his 2014-15 Heat, but that capital (and the presence of three current or former All-Stars) allowed him to elude criticism.

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