Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake’s wife received death threats on Twitter against him and his family following a missed late-game three pointer, the Los Angeles Times reports.
“It’s pretty disappointing that there’s a lot of hateful people out there,” Blake said. “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.”
“I didn’t see it,” Blake said. “She told me about it. That’s why I don’t look at that crap. I just let it be.”
Blake’s wife reportedly was forced to block over 500 people on the social networking service.
The Lakers lost Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder 77-75 despite having possession of the ball in the final seconds of the game. Los Angeles ran a play designed for Kobe Bryant, but with the superstar swarmed with defenders, Metta World Peace inbounded the ball to a wide open Steve Blake. Blake took and missed a three pointer from the corner. Had it gone in, the team would have likely won the game.