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The Twitter threats to Steve Blake, his wife and their three young sons have been reported to police authorities and NBA security officials for further investigation, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told this newspaper before Game 3 on Friday night.
Blake’s wife, Kristen, reported she had blocked 500 Twitter accounts after receiving profane threats after Blake missed what would have been the go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the Lakers’ loss in Game 2 on Wednesday.
The insults continued Thursday and Friday, however.
“That gets me emotional right now,” Lakers coach Mike Brown. “I feel bad for his family, for him. That shouldn’t be a part of life. To have somebody do stuff like that, to attack your family, your kids. No. I don’t like that. I feel bad for him.
“You understand the passion and the love people have for this team. I respect that. I respect you guys (reporters) saying what you say about me and Steve. That’s your job and you respect people saying that. But golly, everybody has families.
“You hate to say it, but he’s just got to get himself ready for the game. When I saw it, it’s a shame, it’s a doggone shame. You want to say something about me or him, that’s fine. But the wife and the kids? Come on, give me a break.”