Lakers guard Steve Blake missed the potential game-winning shot in the finalseconds as Los Angeles collapsed late, ultimately losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The put the Lakers into a 2-0 hole in the best-of-7 game series.The defeat could hardly be pinned on the former Maryland star; the Lakers blew a seven-point lead in the final two minutes with Kobe Bryant's miscues and perhaps Mike Brown coaching gaffes taking center stage during the collapse. Blake was indeed open in the right corner, but the shot erred. It happens. It happens a lot. Based on the nasty tweets Blake and wife received following the loss, you wouldn't think so.Our online relatives at Pro Basketball Talk have the latest evidence (courtesy of ESPNLA.com) manners are outdated for many in the internet age.
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.Its pretty disappointing that there are a lot of hateful people out there, but you move on, Blake said. I just dont appreciate it when its 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.Not that is should matter, but Blake's starred in the Lakers Game 7 win over the Denver Nuggets. That was on Saturday. I guess when the irrational hate is flowing memories are incredibly short. I hope that our collective tolerance for such misplaced and cruel behavior is as well.