Following the late fourth quarter collapse Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder which ended after Los Angeles Lakers guard, Steve Blake failed to hit a wide open three pointer in the remaining seconds of game two of the Western Conference Semi-Finals. Blake not only began to trend on twitter, but his Wikipedia page began to get a new look as well.
From having his bio switched from just his name and some other history, Blake’s Wikipedia page had some new things added in. Like a new nickname; Steven Hanson “Steamy Stevey” Blake. Also, “He’s a massive choker, but he chokes as a favor to his buddy Kobe, so he won’t get the blame for his massive late game chucking choke fests. So Blake is a choker to make Kobe look like a non choker even though he is the biggest choker of all.”
Another thing that was added was a whole section, titled: “Round 2 Game 2 vs. The Oklahoma City Thunder” which read, “Blake missed a wide open 3 pointer to result in the downfall of the Los Angeles Lakers. Smh. He was wide open tho…. Reports that said Kobe made him walk all the way home to LA from OKC haven’t been confirmed.”
As for Wikipedia they are doing a good job of cleaning up the additions added by users as Wikipedia is known for that feature which they allow all web users to edit and add additional information to their pages.
As for Blake he has yet to comment on his updated Wikipedia page and most likely won’t.
The Lakers will try get their first win of the series again on Friday night when they’ll face the Thunder at home at Staples Center. Tip off time will be at 10:30 Eastern Time.
Not only is the NBA in a lockout right now but on Friday Night heading into late Saturday morning, Kendrick Perkins was in a lockout of his own. Perkins was arrested and taken to Jefferson County jail for altercation early Saturday morning outside a bar in South Texas.
A statement from police in Beaumont, Texas, said officers saw a large crowd outside The Ticket night club just after 2 a.m., and received complaints of fights and pepper spray inside. One of the officers saw Perkins surrounded by about 50 people who were forcing Perkins outside the back door of the club. Officials said Perkins who was intoxicated was trying to fight the club’s manager.
Perkins who was arrested and taken to the Jefferson County jail and was released after posting $150 bond. As far as the misdemeanor charges go they’ll just be punishable fines. Perkins agent Thad Foucher declined to comment about his client’s arrest.
Perkins was in the city hosting a camp that raises money for his foundation, which aims to help children learn life skills and drug awareness. Obviously Perkins wasn’t doing what he was teaching as the incident on Saturday night will definitely raise a hand.
Perkins who was traded this season to the Oklahoma City Thunder with Nate Robinson in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic averaged 6 points, 8 rebounds, and 1 block in his very limited season this year.
This incident is just another setback in Perkins career however, being the real first altercation that has been known about Perkins this one club incident can slide. Though Perkins who will now be closely watched by the media like other athletes who have been arrested he’ll probably just go to a charity event and then everything will be “washed away” from there.
But is that alright? Is it really ok to just brush something like this over? Now yes people get arrested everyday for all different kinds of things and some make the media coverage and some don’t. Now obviously Perkins makes the news because of his name, but is it fair to him? Should he be held to a higher standard due to being an NBA player? The answer is yes, it comes with the job.
Not only should he be focused on basketball but behaving off the court is another duty as well. Now it may or may not be written in the contract however he’s still held to it. Sports athletes are held so high in our society today that people will know every single player on their local sports teams’ roster but they can only name a few representatives in their town’s or states government.
So these athletes’ even though just normal human beings have to behave and act in a role modeled manner at all times because someone’s always watching them. Though, people make mistakes because no one is perfect.