Steve Blake and wife getting hate mail

3:11 PM, May 18, 2012   |    comments
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake is finding out how fickle fame can be.

Blake, who missed a three-point shot at the end of Game 2 against Oklahoma City, is getting hate mail and so is his wife.

Reports Dave McMenamin of ESPNLA:

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."

Blake told reporters that "you can come at me all you want but when you say things about my wife and my kids, that makes me upset."


By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY

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