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JordansBulls
05-18-2012, 05:48 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/steve-blake-wife-receive-death-threats-via-twitter-150145008.html;_ylt=Aqf7TarXGHaLNTTCR1P6GjA5nYcB


http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/story/_/id/7943732/steve-blake-los-angeles-lakers-wife-receive-threats-twitter




After the game, both the Twitter feeds of Blake and his wife, Kristen, were inundated with criticism ranging from curse word-laden rants to threats.

"I hope your family gets murdered," read one tweet that Kristen Blake re-tweeted along with a single comment: "Wow."

Kristen Blake also mentioned on her Twitter account that she blocked more than 500 people from viewing her timeline and quoted a Bible verse that included the message: "Pray for those who abuse you."

Steve Blake responded to the troublesome situation after Lakers practice on Thursday.

"It's pretty disappointing that there are a lot of hateful people out there, but you move on," Blake said. "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, that makes me upset."

After Friday's shootaround, Blake said: "It is the unfortunate side of pro sports. Everyone is criticizing and sometimes people cross the line. But, you got to move past it and be the positive person and I think that's the approach my wife and I are trying to take with it."

Blake said he notified Lakers team security personnel about the threats and kept a record of the tweets he received "just in case."

Blake said Thursday that his wife first made him aware of the threats when she checked her husband's Twitter feed.

"That's why I don't look at that crap," Blake said. "I'll just let it be."

It was previously reported by The Associated Press that Kobe Bryant had tweeted a response to fans, but the Lakers' star does not have a Twitter account and the statement could not be verified.

John Walls Era
05-18-2012, 05:50 PM
Huge news. People sending death threats over the internet to athletes? Never been done before. Thugs on twitter? O I never thought I'd see the day..

kingbrentg
05-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Huge news. People sending death threats over the internet to athletes? Never been done before. Thugs on twitter? O I never thought I'd see the day..
My first thoughts also.

This has happened to numerous players already during the playoffs.

Jahari Kavi
05-18-2012, 05:57 PM
People sending death threats to folks and their family over twitter < The Scum Between My Toes (Word Lil Rascals)

Baller1
05-18-2012, 06:05 PM
Not surprised, but still absolutely pathetic.

Avenged
05-18-2012, 06:07 PM
I was not mad at Blake at all :shrug:. Use to this kind if play out of him..

I was livid at Kobe though.

godolphins
05-18-2012, 06:14 PM
This is really pathetic. It's just sports, get over it. There's no need for death threats.

justinnum1
05-18-2012, 06:18 PM
:pity:

D1JM
05-18-2012, 06:27 PM
Huge news. People sending death threats over the internet to athletes? Never been done before. Thugs on twitter? O I never thought I'd see the day..

I think in the UK you can get prosecuted for that.

I Rock Shaqs
05-18-2012, 06:32 PM
kobe bryant is hot

PleaseBeNice
05-18-2012, 06:35 PM
Laker fans strike again

tmacsc2
05-18-2012, 06:36 PM
:pity:

Exactly, people need to get over it! I mean i get hot headed at home but i wouldnt ever tweet to a player i hope you or your family gets murdered! No reason for that. Its just sports! Pure entertainment!

chicago lulz
05-18-2012, 06:45 PM
I really don't understand how moronic some people can be to send death threats over something so petty as sports. Society seems to always put certain things on a pedestal and invest so much emotion into it, when they're really wasting their time and could be spending that time being productive.

C-Style
05-18-2012, 07:12 PM
Not Laker related? Why is this in the NBA forum? ...agenda

Gram
05-18-2012, 10:56 PM
I bet it was lakers4sho.

JC_
05-18-2012, 11:01 PM
I bet it was lakers4sho.

lol

GiantsSwaGG
05-18-2012, 11:06 PM
Classless

SA5195
05-19-2012, 12:30 AM
Some people are just ****ing dumbasses to send death threats over anything regardless.

cheaptrikz
05-19-2012, 12:56 AM
:pity:

Yankee Clipper
05-19-2012, 01:03 AM
Absolutely pathetic :pity:

JordansBulls
05-19-2012, 09:45 AM
People acting like this was game 7 of the NBA Finals or something.

sjbirds
05-19-2012, 09:56 AM
People acting like this was game 7 of the NBA Finals or something.
Then it would be ok?

Gram
05-19-2012, 10:31 AM
Then it would be ok?

No. What he meant was people are reacting as if it was Game 7 a the Finals. I don't see how you got your assumption.

JordansBulls
05-19-2012, 02:38 PM
Then it would be ok?

No, but you can understand more so in that case why people would be upset vs a game 2 of a series.

EvanTurner
05-19-2012, 05:49 PM
pathetic laker fans