Laker Fans are playing NO GAMES this season, not only are Laker fans heated at Mike Brown but now their hatred is being directed towards his family, in particular his son Elijah.
According to the Orange County Register, Elijah Brown a High School basketball player at Mater Dei High, has been receiving death threats on twitter and despite having a friend monitor his son’s account, Mike Brown is just now hearing this.
“That’s news to me,” Brown said after Thursday’s practice. “I will alert Lakers security.
“That’s the tough part about this business. To go after somebody’s family or something like that is, in my opinion, just ridiculous. It’s stupid, crazy, whatever you want to call it. They (family members) have nothing to do with what’s going on right now.”
But unlike his dad, Elijah wasn’t phased by the ignorance, posting to his twitter account:
“Coaches fault when they lose but players glory when they win.. I’m not trippin well be straight!”
Kristen Blake, Steve Blake’s wife who also had threats sent to her last season, came in defense of Elijah:
“Leave Mike Brown’s son alone. What’s wrong with u people?! Stop attacking FAMILIES! How would you feel if YOUR family was treated like that?”
Mike Brown, as any father should, is not taking these threats lightly:
“People change with the times, that’s human nature when things are good, everybody loves you and when things aren’t good, people tend not to love you, and people show that in different ways. It’s part of life.
“But in terms of threats, if there are threats, it’s something I take serious because I shouldn’t happen to Steve Blake. It shouldn’t happen to Dwight. It shouldn’t happen to my kid. It’s ridiculous.”
People have started taking twitter too far, death threats, is too much especially over people you don’t even know personally and over a team that will change everyday. People have been losing jobs and being held accountable for their actions on twitter/facebook and I hope these people will be too. No one’s family deserves this type of treatment, especially when they have nothing to do with the situation.