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11:12 AM ET 05.19 | Mike Brown's emotions had everything to do with fans issuing profantiy-laced death threats to the Twitter account of Lakers guard Steve Blake and his wife, Kristen, after he missed a potential game-winning three-pointer in the Lakers' 77-75 loss to the Thunder in Game 2 on Wednesday. Since then, Blake's wife indicated on Twitter that she blocked more than 500 followers that issued various threats to the Blake family. Blake mentioned after Friday's shoot-around that he told team security officials about the threats as a precaution. And Brown, himself, appeared visibly upset over the personal attacks on his reserve guard. Blake's wife has since tweeted appreciation for numerous followers sending support and outrage. "I am deeply grateful & humbled by the outpouring of love, support, & most of all prayers for our family in light of recent events-THANK YOU!" Kristen Blake tweeted.

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May 19, 2012  11:23 AM ET

I wouldn't be surprise if some of these people on this site elected to do this......mean spirited people.

May 19, 2012  11:53 AM ET

Twitter = another avenue for idiots to shine

May 19, 2012  12:07 PM ET

True Fans Support You And Yours, Bro.

May 19, 2012  12:12 PM ET

Completely absurd. Unfortunately a sign of the times.

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May 19, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Proof: you can't fix stupid.

May 19, 2012  01:32 PM ET

It's not like the Laker 'faithful' are going to 'dis Kobe, bro's ;)

May 19, 2012  01:34 PM ET

If LA loses, I know a guy who can help the Blake's go underground for awhile, until the maelstrom has subsided; his name ... Steve Bartman ;)

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May 19, 2012  11:20 PM ET

It is a game! Sheesh. Blake was money the whole night. He has made these clutch shots before but even the great MJ did not make them all. I love my teams but if they lose even in a close one. I don't threaten the player and his family. It is a game. It is entertainment. My team wins or loses will not change my day, family, future, etc. There are more important things than who wins or loses a sports game.

 
May 20, 2012  12:36 AM ET
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Twitter = another avenue for idiots to shine

Agreed! In fact "tweets" should be rightfully re-branded as "twits". That's about how much sense that whole Twitter phenomenon makes.

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