Family of Lakers’ Steve Blake receives Twitter threats

Steve Blake missed what would have been the go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds of Game 2 on Wednesday night, which was difficult enough for him to swallow. Then came a string of threats to him, his wife and their three young sons via Twitter.

Blake’s wife, Kristen, tweeted that she had to block 500 accounts after the game, including several profanity-laced threats against the veteran player, his wife and their three young sons. Blake said he didn’t read them, but his wife made him aware of them.

“It’s pretty disappointing,” Blake said Thursday. “There’s a lot of hateful people out there, you know? 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 kids, that makes me upset.”