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ESPNLos Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was the unsung hero of his team's first-round series victory over the Denver Nuggets, scoring 19 points in Game 7.
But he learned quickly how a town can turn on him after he missed a potential game-winning 3 in the Lakers' 77-75 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
After the game, both the Twitter feeds of Blake and his wife, Kristen, were inundated with criticism ranging from curse word-laden rants to threats.
"I hope your family gets murdered," read one tweet that Kristen Blake re-tweeted along with a single comment: "Wow."
"It's pretty disappointing that there are a lot of hateful people out there, but you move on," Blake said. "I just don't appreciate it when it's toward my family. You can come at me all you want but when you say things about my wife and my kids, that makes me upset."
Look, fans need to chill the **** out. This craziness seems to be becoming a bigger ...
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The moment Steve Blake's potential game-winning shot hit off the rim, various reactions ensued.Once the Lakers' 77-75 Game 2 loss Wednesday to the Oklahoma City Thunder became official, Kobe Bryant looked frustrated Metta World Peace didn't pass him the ball. Most other teammates walked off the court with a solemn expression. Andrew Bynum, for some reason, left with a...
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It had nothing to do with the Lakers' 2-0 deficit to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals. It had nothing to do with basketball. It had everything to do with fans issuing profantiy-laced death threats to the Twitter account of Lakers guard Steve Blake...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife received multiple online threats after he missed a big shot late in Game 2 of Los Angeles' second-round playoff series with Oklahoma City.
Blake has contacted the Lakers' security team about the threats, the backup point guard said Friday during shootaround for Game 3.
Blake barely missed a potential go-ahead...
After Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer in the 77-75 loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, he and his wife received a number of threatening messages on Twitter, ESPNLosAngeles reported Thursday. Blake had been the hero after scoring 19 points in the Game 7 victory over Denver in the previous round, but he got the hate messages after missing...
Nothing is more exciting than the final two minutes of an NBA playoff game, especially when that game includes Kobe Bryant. But when Kobe doesn’t take the final shot and some white guy named Steve Blake does, Twitter goes absolutely nuts. Sure, Blake taking a three in the 2nd quarter is no big deal. However, it’s a HUGE deal when the Lakers are down 1-0 to OKC.
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In the finals seconds of Game 2, Ron Artest found a wide open Steve Blake in the right corner for what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer. Steve Blake missed it. And, of course, the rational reaction to seeing that was to send him and his wife death threats on Twitter.
"I hope your family gets murdered," read one tweet that Kristen Blake re-tweeted along with...
After Wednesday’s loss to the OKC Thunder, in which Steve Blake missed a three-pointer in which would have won the game for the Lakers, there were threats being thrown all over twitter. Yes, Laker fans were so upset with the loss they were threatening death on Steve Blake and even his wife. It was so awful [...]
Steve Blake said he received hate messages on Twitter following the Lakers' loss to Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Leading 2-0, the Oklahoma City Thunder are set to play the Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals tonight at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Disgustingly, thuggish fans of the purple and gold decided to bash, … Continue reading →
During his four-year tenure with the Lakers, Jordan Farmar was used sparingly. He never played more than 20 minutes per game and never averaged more than 10 points in a season. Since signing with the Nets, his minutes and production have increased a bit. Per usual, the Nets are sitting at home watching this year’s playoffs. Farmar’s former team is in trouble against the Thunder...