The Los Angeles Lakers play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald said it all.
“That’s the ultimate in frustration when you engage the fans…”
Now Lakers point guard Steve Blake must put his money where his mouth is. On Tuesday, the NBA fined Blake $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan last week when the Lakers faced the Los Angles Clippers last Friday.
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The expletive-laced rant from Blake targeted was directed at Lance Jackson, whose family are long-time season ticket holders with eight courtside seats at the Staples Center and apparently have a very close relationship with the franchise. According to Jackson, he was shouting to Blake about "making your open shots." Other fans say Jackson filled his message with personal expletives.
It's an unfortunate misunderstanding and a heat-of-the-moment type of thing," Blake said after practice Tuesday. "It's one of those things I'm not proud of...