Los Angeles Lakers guard, Steve Blake, has been receiving hate filled, threatening messages via Twitter. Not only are these messages aimed at Steve Blake, but his wife, Kristen, has also received such messages. According to ESPN Los Angeles, the tweets include messages ranging from criticisms and curse filled rants to down right threats. These tweets began after last night’s Los Angeles Lakers playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. In the final seconds of the game, Steve Blake missed a three-point shot that would have given the Lakers the lead and a probable win. ESPN reports that one tweet read, “I hope your family gets murdered.” Steve’s wife retweeted the message with a brief response of, “Wow.”
Steve Blake gave a response to the situation today after practice:
“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.”
Just this past Saturday, Steve Blake was a Los Angeles Lakers hero, as he scored 19 points with 5 three-pointers in Game 7 of the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. How quickly people forget…It’s not just about how quickly people forget, but how down right idiotic people can be. Steve Blake is out there performing a job to the best of his capabilities. In case people don’t realize it, few NBA players have a shooting percentage above 50 percent. Not even the great Kobe Bryant shoots over 5o percent. In other words, most shots will miss the basket, and regardless of this fact, who are we to threaten people for not making the sports plays we want to see. Let’s get our lives in order here. In reality, unless we are actually a part of the team’s organization, we have no control over how well our team does, so we shouldn’t take ourselves or these teams so seriously. Nonetheless, I’m a sports fan, not a Lakers fan. With that said, I wish Steve Blake and his family all the best. Nevermind these idiotic fools sending such moronic messages.
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