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Retired NBA Star Matt Barnes Awarded Sole Physical and Legal Custody of 10 ...


Weeks after his ex-wife was arrested for alleged child endangerment , Matt Barnes has been awarded sole physical and legal custody of their 10-year-old twin sons.


The retired NBA star, 38, was granted custody of his children, Carter and Isaiah, on Thursday following a court hearing in Los Angeles, according to TMZ , which also reported that Barnes obtained an 18-month restraining order protecting him against ex Gloria Govan.


The former Los Angeles Lakers star celebrated the custody news on Instagram, sharing a photo of himself with his legal team.


On Aug. 31, Govan, who previously starred on VH1’s Basketball Wives , was arrested and charged with felony child endangerment after she and Barnes were involved in an altercation at their sons’ school, according to multiple reports .


However, before her divorce was finalized, Govan began dating Barnes’ ex-teammate Derek Fisher, who was also still legally married at the time in 2015.


Barnes offered his congratulations in a since-deleted Instagram post, USA Today reported, writing: “I have two beautiful boys from my ex.






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