As he headed toward his truck barefoot in a Manhattan Beach parking lot, Lakers guard Steve Blake turned his head.
Somebody called his name and Blake looked up. At that instant, Blake stepped on a spike strip that left a puncture in his left foot, an incident he described as an "unfortunate situation."
"When you step on something like that, it's pretty painful," Blake said. "All the blood made me realize something was wrong. It's unfortunate. You move past it and go from there."
Blake arrived at media day Monday at the team's practice facility in El Segundo in full uniform -- and wearing shoes. He didn't show any limitation when he walked to the various photo shoots and interview sessions. Blake said doctors have cleared him for spot shooting drills.