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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake will have to pay for losing his cool with 29.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' 105-95 loss to the Clippers last Friday at the Staples Center.
The NBA announced Tuesday that Blake will be fined $25,000 for using inappropriate language toward a fan.
The fan told Blake, "You need to knock down those open shots," Blake snapped and responded back.
"It's an unfortunate misunderstanding and a heat-of-the-moment type of thing," Blake said after practice Tuesday via ESPNLosAngeles.com. "It's one of those things I'm not proud of, the way I handled it, and I look forward to growing as a person and moving forward from it."
The fan is Lance Jackson, who has a strong relationship with the organization and is a longtime courtside season-ticket holder.
Blake met with Lance and his father Steve Jackson at the Lakers' practice facility Tuesday.
"We got a chance to speak and talk about the situation, and I just let them know I was sorry for the way I acted," Blake said. "I didn't handle myself the way I want to, and we were able to talk and hopefully can build a relationship off of that."
Blake said the circumstances surrounding the Lakers' poor start caused his frustrations to boil over.
"It was an emotional game for me, losing a third game in a row and this and that, but there are no excuses," Blake said. "It was just a spur-of-the-moment bad decision."
The 10-year veteran said he had never had an encounter with a fan such as that in the past.
"I'm feisty and can get into it on the court, but I've never taken it anywhere else," Blake said. "That's what I want to be known for, and they're great people and they didn't deserve to have that type of interaction with a player."
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