Steve Blake talking to the fan
Posted November 06, 2012 - 01:45 PM
Latest on Steve Blake: The fan and his father are here at Lakers' facility to apologize to Blake, and, I'm guessing, vice versa. #détenté
Its all good I guess!
Posted November 07, 2012 - 01:24 PM
Posted November 07, 2012 - 01:56 PM
After getting fined $25,000 by the NBA for inappropriate language directed toward a fan, Steve Blake met with the fan and his father, longtime court-side ticket-holder Steve Jackson, at the team's practice facility on Tuesday.
"We got a chance to speak and talk about the situation," said Blake. "I just let him know that I was sorry for the way I acted. I didn't handle myself the way I wanted to. We were able to talk and hopefully build a relationship off of that."
Video of the incident can be seen here.
Blake noted that he got caught up in the moment, frustrated the Lakers were losing their third-straight game to start the season.
"It was an emotional game for me," he said. "It was a spur-of-the-moment bad decision."
Blake said he wasn't happy with the fine but said he understood why the NBA levied it.
"That's not what I want to be known for," he said. "They are great people and they didn't deserve that type of interaction."
Posted November 07, 2012 - 02:02 PM
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