But he learned quickly how a town can turn on him after he missed a potential game-winning 3 in the Lakers’ 77-75 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.
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.”
Blake said 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.”
Via (ESPN Sports)