Steve Blake Steps On Parking Spike Is Out For Three Weeks

Steve Blake Steps On A Parking Spike And Will Miss Part Of Preseason

9/24/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 10, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (5) shoots the ball during the second half of game six in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center.  The Nuggets won 113-96.  Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

File this under something you may never see again.

Steve Blake was walking barefoot over the weekend near his Manhattan Beach home, when he stepped right on a parking spike.

He'll be out for three weeks, camp starts in one week and the first preseason game is October 7. Luckily, the Lakers will be starting Steve Nash because Blake will need some recovery time.

Blake isn't a huge asset to the Lakers, other than giving the point guard some rest time, especially since he's no longer starting. His being out of the game for the preseason will have very little, if any effect on the team.

What's most baffling about this is how you step on a parking spike? Not looking? Playing around? If your livelihood is made from running around and shooting, you would think he'd take precautions to not mess up his feet.

But then again, he's got two more years on his contract and $8 million coming his way. Sitting on the bench and cashing a check is way easier than actually playing, especially for someone who doesn't have a Kobe Bryant mentality.  

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