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Steve Blake meets with fan to make amends

November 06, 2012|By Eric Pincus

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."

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