May 19, 2012 in Sports

Fans threaten Blake


Los Angeles 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 (pictured right) has contacted the Lakers’ security team about the threats, the backup point guard said Friday during a shootaround for Game 3. Blake barely missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with about 3 seconds left in the Lakers’ 77-75 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday. Blake said he and his wife, Kristen, were besieged on Twitter by curses, threats and “people saying things I don’t even really want to repeat. It’s an unfortunate situation, but it’s the mental side of the game.” Blake rarely tweets, but his wife frequently uses social media. – AP

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