Oh, how quickly do we forget. The Los Angeles Lakers moved into the second round to take on Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma Thunder. In game one the Lakers were blown out. But, the Los Angeles Lakers played an impressive game, and lost by two points only. They lost with Steve Blake missing an uncontested three point shot. It was controversial, since the Lakers best player Kobe Bryant did not take the last shot. Following the game Steve Blake, and his wife were harassed over twitter. Yes, twitter. The oh so friendly giant media outlet twitter that helps peoples promote businesses, have celebrities interact with their fans, and just to have interactions among friends.
One tweet directed to Steve Blake, and his wife Kristen Blake, "I hope your family gets murdered." From this tweet Kristen Blake responded with one word, "Wow." Kristen Blake would later block a few hundred people from her twitter account. She would later tweet, "Pray for those who abuse you." She reference this tweet from a passage from the Bible. Steve Blake responded to the media after practice with the Los Angeles Lakers, "It's pretty disappointing that there are a lot of hateful people out there, but you move on. I just don't appreciate it when it's toward my family. You can come at me all you want but when you say things about my wife and kids, that makes me upset." Click here to read more of Steve Blake's comments.So this question needs to be posed. Should twitter be monitored?