Steve Blake
National Basketball Association player.
Steve Blake
Steven Hanson "Steve" Blake is an American professional basketball point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Previously, he played for the Washington Wizards, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Lakers Beat Cavs 119-108 Despite Running Out Of Eligible Players (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers left Robert Sacre on the court after he fouled out in the fourth quarter. Coach Mike D'Antoni felt it was the best move for his depleted team. It's been that kind of year for the short-handed Lakers. Los Angeles lost two more players to injuries on Wednesday night and had to go to a little-known NBA rule to hold on for a 119-108 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. "That was, by far, one of the strangest games I've ever seen," D'Antoni said. Rookie Ryan Kelly scored a career-high 26 points and Steve Blake had his first career triple-double for Los Angeles, which snapped a seven-game losing streak. The Lakers set a franchise record for 3-pointers, going 18 for 37 from long range. But Los Angeles' first win in two weeks was overshadowed by a bizarre ending. The Lakers had eight available players coming into the game. Then Nick Young twisted his left knee in the first half and Chris Kaman fouled out early in the fourt ...
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Nash, Blake return for Lakers
Fox News - about 3 years
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Lakers got back a couple of reinforcements to their battered backcourt for Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, as guards Steve Nash and Steve Blake started the contest.The game is Nash's first since he exited a home matchup with the Timberwolves on Nov
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Point guards Steve Nash, Steve Blake return for Lakers
USA Today - about 3 years
Steve Nash will be limited to short action, but Jordan Farmar should be back soon, too.
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Lakers' point guards return to practice
LATimes - about 3 years
Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar, who have been sidelined because of injuries, practiced Thursday and could play as early as Tuesday. After going so long with only Kendall Marshall , the Lakers are suddenly awash in point guards.
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Kobe Bryant Expected To Miss All-Star Game, Out At Least 3 More Weeks
Huffington Post - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the NBA All-Star game due to continued pain and swelling in his injured left knee. The Los Angeles Lakers provided an injury update on the superstar guard Tuesday night, saying Bryant will be out for at least three more weeks before he is re-examined. Bryant was voted a starter in the All-Star game, which is in New Orleans on Feb. 16 — less than three weeks away. Bryant had previously said he hoped fans wouldn't vote for him, but the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history was elected to the game for the 16th straight time anyway. Lakers team physician Steve Lombardo examined Bryant after he returned from the Lakers' two-week road trip for Tuesday's home game against Indiana, and the results apparently weren't encouraging. Bryant broke a bone in his knee Dec. 17, just six games into his return from an eight-month recovery of his torn left Achilles tendon. The Lakers initially speculated he would be out for six weeks with his knee inj ...
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No Date Set For Kobe Bryant Return With Lakers
Huffington Post - about 3 years
CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant is riding a bike. That's about all he can do right now, so he's trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant broke a bone in his left knee Dec. 17 at Memphis while playing his fourth game in five nights, likely sidelining the superstar guard for six weeks. The injury against the Grizzlies occurred in his sixth game back after he missed the start of the season while recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon. The pair of injuries for the 35-year-old Bryant raised questions about whether he would ever return to his previous form. But he said Monday night he had no doubt he would play at a similarly high level again. "There was before I came back the first time because I didn't know how my Achilles was going to respond to playing and changing directions," Bryant said before the Lakers' 102-100 overtime loss at Chicago. "The game in Memphis I had a pretty good feel for it, getting back to being able to do ...
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Up next for the Lakers: Friday at Sacramento
LATimes - about 3 years
Point guard Steve Blake, who recently suffered a hyperextended elbow, will be backed up by Xavier Henry, with Jordan Farmar and Steve Nash dealing with injuries. Lakers tonight
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Kobe Bryant's Minutes May Be Limited Upon Return To Lakers Lineup
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Kobe Bryant playing limited minutes? In hopes of ensuring his left Achilles tendon stays healthy, the Lakers star may play fewer than the 38 minutes he averaged in the past two seasons whenever he returns. "It will probably be self inflicted," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said. "His conditioning will limit most of it." Bryant spent Sunday following the team's morning shootaround working on shooting drills. After the Lakers' designated day off Monday, Bryant plans to participate in the team's three full-court practices in hopes of feeling healthy enough to play Friday in Sacramento, though D'Antoni said he "has no clue whatsoever" whether that will happen. "I'm comfortable with that," Bryant said last week about possible reduced playing time. "The goal is to win a championship and put ourselves in a position to win a championship. I feel we have some really good pieces and guys who are really competitive, athletic and energy that can carry a game." The Lakers and Bryant endorsed ...
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Steve Blake Connects With Wesley Johnson On Alley-Oop From Out Of Bounds (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Don't look now, but Steve Blake and Wesley Johnson are developing some solid chemistry with one another in their first season together on the Los Angeles Lakers. On Wednesday, Blake found Johnson with a backdoor pass which resulted in Wes flushing it down on Paul Pierce's grill. Yesterday, the two players worked together again to finish off an alley-oop from out of bounds with only a few seconds remaining in the second quarter. With their 106-102 win over the Detroit Pistons last night, the Lakers are now over .500 with a 9-8 record. RELATED: The 50 Greatest Moments in L.A. Lakers History [via Lakers Nation]
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Jordan Farmar Has Proven To Be Quite A Bargain For The Lakers
Huffington Post - about 3 years
During this time of Thanksgiving, the Lakers no longer can express gratitude about recent NBA championships. But the Lakers can count their blessings on how backup point guard Jordan Farmar has stuffed the box score, making his $1 million signing to return in his second stint here a far better sale than anything found on Black Friday. He has proven to be a key cog in ensuring the Lakers (8-8) entering tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons (6-9) at the Palace of Auburn Hills leading the league in scoring (46.3 points per game). In three of the past four contests, Farmar has posted double-digit efforts. Farmar's 4.8 assists also have played a large part in Nick Young averaging a bench-leading 14.1 points per game. Farmar won two NBA championships as a key reserve with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, but is this his greatest individual stretch in the purple and gold? "This was my goal coming here," said Farmar, who took a $3 million paycut to opt out of his deal with Anadolu Efe ...
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Pau Gasol's Philippines Pledge Raises $1,000 For Every Point He Scores
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pau Gasol and Nick Young did a remarkable job keeping the Los Angeles Lakers together without their two injured stars. The Golden State Warriors had better take notes, because their injury problems just got worse. Gasol had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Young scored 14 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Lakers took advantage of Stephen Curry's absence for a 102-95 victory over Golden State on Friday night. Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake scored 14 points apiece as Los Angeles returned from four days off to win consecutive games for the first time all season. Jordan Hill added 10 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers clicked even without Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, hitting 11 3-pointers and outworking the prolific Warriors down the stretch. Los Angeles calmly maintained a big lead throughout the fourth quarter of its 11th straight home win over its upstate rival since March 2008. "We're finally finding some consistency," Gasol said. "We're finally putting ...
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Kobe Bryant Practice Draws Media In, Reveals What He's Ready To Do On The Court
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The moment the doors opened to the Lakers' practice facility, plenty of images validated Kobe Bryant's belief he can play in a game sometime this month. In his first full practice since tearing his left Achilles tendon seven months ago, Bryant participated Tuesday in a full-court scrimmage closed to the media and a half-court, five-on-five scrimmage that stayed open for them. During the moments visible to cameras tracking his every move, Bryant appeared mostly lively. He nailed a pair of jumpers over Nick Young and Xavier Henry at the top of the key. He also showed a good mix of scoring and facilitating, drove for a layup and set up Wesley Johnson back door for an open shot. "I just went out there, played and tried to do what I normally do," Bryant said. "I tried to figure some things out I could do at this stage and figure out what I can't do at this stage." What did he learn? "I'm able to hold my defenders off pretty easily with my off hand and maintain position in the post ...
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Steve Blake Nails Game-Winning Three in Dwight Howard's Face (VIDEO) - SLAM Online
Google News - over 3 years
Washington Post Steve Blake Nails Game-Winning Three in Dwight Howard's Face (VIDEO) SLAM Online The Los Angeles Lakers scored a stunning, wholly satisfying victory against the Houston Rockets and their former teammate Dwight Howard. Steve “#vinoblanco” Blake drilled a dramatic three over Howard's outstretched arm for a 99-98 win. Per the LA Times: ... NBA Capsules: Blake's shot with 1.3 seconds left lifts LakersBrownsville Herald Shock and Awe: Lakers Win in Houston, three pointer by Steve Blake wins it 99-98Lake Show Life all 295 news articles »
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TNT crew hacks Howard, Rockets after loss to Lakers
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
The Lakers employed Hack-A-Howard on Thursday night at Toyota Center with varying results. It was within the last two minutes, when they couldn’t hack him when he didn’t have the ball without also giving the Rockets the ball, that the Lakers really benefitted from his poor free throw shooting. Chandler Parsons inexplicably threw an inbounds pass to Howard, enabling the Lakers to foul him without drawing an additional penalty. Howard missed both free throws. The Lakers’ Steve Blake hit a three-pointer to give them a 99-98 victory. But it wasn’t Howard’s free throw shooting that the TNT crew criticized. They were critical because he didn’t demand the ball more. It is true that the Rockets often looked like they did before they acquired Howard during the offseason as a free agent, with the ball sticking to James Harden while the 24 second clock was winding down. Howard had 15 points and 14 rebounds. He was five of 16 from the free throw line, but the most glaring hole in his gam ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Blake
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    On June 25, 2015, Blake was traded, along with the draft rights to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Mason Plumlee and the draft rights to Pat Connaughton.
    More Details Hide Details On July 13, he was traded to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Quincy Miller.
    On June 19, 2015, Blake exercised his player option with the Trail Blazers for the 2015–16 season.
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    On February 20, 2015, Blake changed his jersey number from #25 to #5 in a tribute to Jerome Kersey who died two days prior.
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  • 2014
    Age 34
    On July 10, 2014, Blake signed with the Portland Trail Blazers to a reported two-year, $4.2 million deal.
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    On February 19, 2014, Blake was traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    In November 2012, Blake was fined $25,000 by the NBA for inappropriate language towards a fan.
    More Details Hide Details He started five straight games after a knee injury to starter Steve Nash. However, Blake was sidelined starting in November after suffering an abdominal strain that required surgery. He experienced groin problems during his recovery before returning in late January after missing 37 games. He was more comfortable playing under coach Mike D'Antoni, who had replaced Brown early in the season. In the playoffs that season, Blake left Game 2 in the first round against San Antonio after injuring his right hamstring and was declared out indefinitely.
    In the 2012–13 season, his training camp was spoiled when he punctured his foot stepping on a spike strip in a beach parking lot.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 30
    On July 8, 2010, Blake officially signed a four-year $16 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details In his first season for the Lakers, Blake averaged 4 points in 20 minutes per game. He missed games due to chicken pox. In his second season, he averaged 5.2 points in 23.2 minutes per game. He also played 5 of 53 games as a starter. He dealt with a costochondral fracture (fractured cartilage connecting the rib to the sternum). Statistically, he was a disappointment in those first two seasons under coach Phil Jackson's triangle offense and then coach Mike Brown's post-up offense, neither of which catered to his natural read-and-react skills. However he was part of a superb bench unit known as "the killer bees": Blake, Matt Barnes, and Shannon Brown. Blake was especially important for his "steady leadership and consistent outside shooting".
    On February 16, 2010, Blake was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers with Travis Outlaw and $1.5 million in cash for Marcus Camby.
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  • 2009
    Age 29
    On February 22, 2009, Blake tied an NBA record with 14 assists in the first quarter of a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    The 2008–09 season saw a rise in Blake's numbers.
    More Details Hide Details Through his first 38 games, he averaged a career-high 11.7 points per game, while also achieving career highs in free throw percentage and three-point percentage.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    Blake became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2007, and agreed to a three-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers on July 13, 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 26
    Blake started in 40 of the 49 remaining games of the Nuggets' 2006–07 season, and in five playoff games in a 4–1 first-round loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
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    In July 2006, Blake was traded (along with Brian Skinner and Ha Seung-Jin) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Jamaal Magloire.
    More Details Hide Details On January 11, 2007, Blake was traded to the Denver Nuggets in return for Earl Boykins and Julius Hodge.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    In Blake's first season with the Blazers, he became a starter and played a significant role when Sebastian Telfair was injured. Blake's playing time increased from 14.7 minutes and 44 games with only one start in 2004–05 to 26.2 minutes and 68 games with 57 starts in 05–06.
    More Details Hide Details Blake reestablished himself as a terrific passer and fundamental point guard claiming third in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio. He also increased his field goal percentage by 11%.
  • 2003
    Age 23
    Blake was selected by the Washington Wizards with the 38th pick in the 2003 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged 5.9 points, 2.8 assists, and 18.6 minutes per game while playing in 75 games his rookie season with the Wizards. In his second season Blake's playing time decreased to 14.7 minutes and only 44 games played. In September 2005, Blake (then a restricted free agent with the Wizards) was offered a contract by the Portland Trail Blazers, which the Wizards declined to match. This became the second reunion with former Maryland Terrapin and Washington Wizards backcourt teammate Juan Dixon, who also signed with the Trail Blazers in the 2005 off-season.
    At the start of the 2003–04 basketball season, Blake's uniform number (25) became only the 15th to be retired to the rafters of Maryland's Comcast Center.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    He averaged over six assists per game in each of his four years, including averages of 7.9 and 7.1 in 2002 and 2003, respectively.
    More Details Hide Details For his efforts, he was named to a variety of all-ACC teams during his career, including the rookie and defensive squads, capped by a first-team All-ACC spot his senior year.
    Widely known for his superb passing ability, Blake helped lead the Terrapins to a Final Four appearance (2001) and the 2002 NCAA championship; less well known for his scoring, Blake did average eleven points per game in his senior year.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 18
    Blake spent his freshman and sophomore year at Miami Killian High School and then transferred to Miami High School, where he played with another future NBA player, Udonis Haslem. Miami won consecutive state championships, but after the Miami New Times exposed the fact that Blake and other players, under current South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, were using fake addresses to enroll in the school, the Stingarees were forced to forfeit their entire 1998 schedule.
    More Details Hide Details After the FHSAA banned him from playing for any public high school in Florida again, Blake attended Oak Hill Academy before enrolling at the University of Maryland. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland. Blake was the team's starter from the first game of his freshman year and was the first ACC player to compile 1,000 points, 800 assists, 400 rebounds and 200 steals. He finished his career 5th in NCAA all-time career assists with 972.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 0
    Born on February 26, 1980.
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