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Report: Derek Fisher drove car registered to Matt Barnes in DUI wreck

Former Los Angeles Lakers player and New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, left, and former "Basketball Wives" reality star Gloria Govan were involved in a suspected drunken driving crash Sunday in Los Angeles. Now TMZ Sports reports the 2015 Cadillac Escalade involved in the wreck is owned by Govan’s ex-husband, Matt Barnes of the Golden State Warriors.
Former Los Angeles Lakers player and New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, left, and former "Basketball Wives" reality star Gloria Govan were involved in a suspected drunken driving crash Sunday in Los Angeles. Now TMZ Sports reports the 2015 Cadillac Escalade involved in the wreck is owned by Govan’s ex-husband, Matt Barnes of the Golden State Warriors. The Associated Press file

Derek Fisher, who is dating the ex-wife of former teammate Matt Barnes, crashed a Cadillac Escalade registered to Barnes on Sunday in a suspected drunken driving incident, reports TMZ Sports.

Fisher and his passenger, girlfriend and former “Basketball Wives” reality star Gloria Govan, were not injured in the early morning crash, the California Highway Patrol said.

The former Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-New York Knicks coach was driving on U.S. 101 in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles when his 2015 Cadillac veered onto the right shoulder while approaching an interchange. The car hit the shoulder’s concrete curb and guardrail, overturned and came to a rest on its roof, blocking two lanes of the freeway, the highway patrol said.

Officers discovered that the 42-year-old Fisher had been drinking and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a DUI test, authorities said.

Fisher, a father of four, has been dating Govan, the ex-wife of Matt Barnes, his former Lakers teammate. In October 2015, the two men got into an altercation at Govan’s Los Angeles home. Barnes was suspended two games without pay by the NBA for his part in it.

TMZ Sports reports that Barnes, who now plays for the Golden State Warriors, had given the Cadillac Escalade to Govan to drive their two children around. Barnes will play with the Warriors tonight against the Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Fisher has not been associated with the NBA since being fired as the head coach of the New York Knicks in February 2016. He has been working as an analyst on TNT.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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