Keep in mind: This all happened in October.
Monday, the NBA suspended Barnes for two games as a result of the physical altercation with Fisher, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The 35-year-old Barnes, who is currently a swingman for the Memphis Grizzlies, will reportedly miss Tuesday’s game against the Miami Heat and Saturday’s matchup with the Utah Jazz.
While it may seem like a long while after the incident took place, the investigation just concluded, per the NBA, and needed to run its course. Obviously, it’s always a bad look when one player is fighting another member of the NBA family, let alone a coach in a prominent market who is also the former president of the National Basketball Players Association. And for what it’s worth, Barnes probably did himself no favors when he complained to the New York Post last month that Fisher had chosen to “run and tell the cops and NBA” about the ordeal.