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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.
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When the Lakers loss to the Clippers on Friday night, Steve Blake had a moment after he fouled our where he and a fan exchanged a few not so nice words. The NBA doesn’t take kindly to players cursing out their patrons and today it was announced that Blake has been fined $25,000 for [...]
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After getting fined 25,000 by the NBA for inappropriate language directed toward a fan, Steve Blake met with the fan and his father, longtime court-side ticket-holder Steve Jackson, at the team's practice facility on Tuesday.
"We got a chance to speak and talk about the situation," said Blake. "I just let him know that I was sorry for the way I acted. I didn&...
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for berating a fan during Friday’s game against the Clippers. Both parties met on Tuesday to patch things up, and we also learned that the fan whom Blake cussed out is Lance Jackson, the son of L.A. Gear chairman Steve Jackson. Blake was starting for the injured Steve Nash and had just 8 points on 2-for-6 shooting...
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