I have to admit, I was never a fan of Steve Blake and his play. Although all the stats and other reporters and NBA analysts spoke highly of his playing ability, I can remember plenty of games where I saw Steve Blake make some mistakes that looked as though he was a junior high player on an NBA court. Putting up terrible three point attempts at times when they were not needed, unable to break out of a double team, and poor steal attempts resulting in fouls at key points in games, etc.
When Blake was traded I was jumping for joy, even though Roy said he would miss Blake, I knew deep down, this was a key to us becoming better. Then we get Andre Miller, who is a much better active point guard than Blake ever was. Stoked.
Now my curiosity is peaked this season as Blake finds himself in the most hated Purple and gold uniforms of the LA Lakers, the Blazers sworn enemy. I told my friends (who are hard core Laker fans) as much as I hate to admit it, and as much as I wish I could say he is your problem now, I knew Blake was going to fit in to the LA offense perfectly. What does Blake do well? Pass the ball off and run and stand in a corner, and constantly put up threes. What type of guard do the Lakers need in their system, one that passes the ball off to Kobe or Gasol and gets out of the way, and when needed puts up three pointers. All of a sudden he is this amazing point guard coming off the bench for the Lakers, but in this guys eyes, he is nothing more than a traitor.
I could have been happy for the guy finally finding a place where he fits perfectly, has a fat salary, and a chance to win a ring, but after hearing his comments after the game against Portland and the smug smirk on his face, I know now, I truly dislike this guy. His final play of dishing off the glass to Pao Gasol was pure showboating, and to do it with a huge lead against your ex team mates just goes to show the guy has no class. Throw in the fact that during the game a reporter interviewed his Dad about his son being a Laker now and asked if it was hard to become a Laker fan, and what does he answer? "Of course not, how could it be hard to be a Laker fan?"
Right there, that shows that the Blakes, obviously, were never true Blazer fans. Any true Blazer fan will tell you, that the Lakers are number one on the hit list and we never would be a fan. I understand your son is on the team, but to say it is easy to become a Laker lover, and to ask how could you not be a Laker fan, just shows they have no respect for the Blazers and their die hard fanbase.
In my own humble opinion I say good riddance Blake, we don't need nor do we want your kind in Portland.
What do you think?