Fans are understandably upset when their favorite team loses and oftentimes the player who performed the worst receives the lion’s share of the backlash. In Steve Blake’s case, missing the final three pointer against the Oklahoma City Thunder has brought more than just disappointment from Los Angeles Lakers fans. Instead, he’s dealing with threats against both himself and his family.
The Lakers point guard missed a last second shot that would have given the Lakers game two of the second round series in the 2012 NBA playoffs. Instead, LA is now down two games to none in a best of seven series.
“It’s pretty disappointing that there’s a lot of hateful people out there,” Blake told the Times after the Lakers’ practice Thursday at the team’s facility in El Segundo. “You move on. 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, it makes me upset.”
Blake and the rest of the Lakers will have a chance to gain some measure of on-court revenge against the Thunder when they play game three tonight.
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