Lakers Guard Steve Blake Fined $25,000 for Verbally Abusing Fan

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association for directing inappropriate language toward a fan after fouling out late in a Nov. 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

The infraction occurred with 29.2 seconds left in a 105-95 defeat at Staples Center that dropped the Lakers’ season record to 0-3, the league said in a news release.

Blake, 32, was starting for injured point guard Steve Nash. He shot 2-of-6 for eight points, with two assists and three turnovers in the loss.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.