Former Los Angeles Laker (one of my person favorite ex-Lakers) and ex-New York Knicks head coach, Derek Fisher was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he flipped his vehicle in the early morning hours of June 4th.
Fisher and his passenger, former “Basketball Wives” reality star Gloria Govan were traveling westbound on the 101 freeway approaching the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. A little after 3 a.m., Fisher lost control of a 2015 Cadillac which hit a guardrail causing the Cadillac to overturn and come to a rest on its roof. It was later determined that the Cadillac belonged to Golden State Warrior, Matt Barnes.
Both Fisher and Govan were helped out of the vehicle and, fortunately, neither were injured.
Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement determined that Fisher had been drinking and he was arrested on suspicion of a California DUI.
Fisher is a resident of Tarzana and was head coach of the Knicks from 2014 to 2016. Before that, Fisher played 18 years in the NBA, spending 1996 to 2004 and 2007 to 2012 with the Los Angeles Lakers and was a key player during the Lakers’ five NBA championships with them.
Govan, also a resident of Tarzana, is the ex-wife of Golden State Warrior and former UCLA forward Matt Barnes.
Fisher and Govan have been dating since 2015.
“The most important part is that we’re here and that no one else was injured,” Fisher told TMZ on Monday. “So from here, just focusing on the positives of being here.”