Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 3:50 pm  |  15 responses

Steve Blake Out with Chicken Pox

In adults, pocks are more painful and prominent than in children. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for the Lakers‘ backup PG: “Steve Blake is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with the chicken pox on Tuesday morning. The team learned of Blake’s condition after the team’s shootaround in preparation for Tuesday’s game against San Antonio. He’ll very likely miss Wednesday’s game at Sacramento as well in advance of the playoffs, which start either Saturday or Sunday. Blake will be monitored throughout the week.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Aren’t adult chicken pox called “shingles”?

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    what can you say, being a dad…..I’m guessing he never got chicken pox as a kid himself

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Dear NBA players,
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  • http://bulls.com airs

    hahaha @ anton

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    @Anton….lol straight stupid. lmao for the price of a night of clubbing

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Allenp, Shingles are like part 2 of chicken pox. After a person experiences chicken pox for the first time, the virus stays dormant in them. The reason why you think it’s for adults is cause well, when someone gets older and older, their immune system becomes weaker. And if it becomes weak enough for the virus to reactivate… then I guess it’s called shingles. If a person has never had chicken pox then well… it’s the chicken pox.

  • Roc

    Best wishes to Steve Blake – make it back by the finals, bud! Take care :) ))

  • http://jojo.com Max

    Didn’t see that one coming

  • greg

    that is the last laker i thought would get herpes( adult form of chicken poox)

  • unrel

    i had shingles a few months ago.. i’m 31.. and that ish is no joke.. most painful experience in my life.. shingles attacks your nerves.. my went down to my leg.. hurt to bend it.. hurt to straighten.. good luck steve..

  • Jono

    thats wot happens when you get with birdman’s mom

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/27304/the-truehoop-networks-award-picks nbk

    lmao Anton 4 MVC

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    niQ kickin’ knowledge.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    Players are just soft these days. Remember when Jordan beat Philly in the ’88 Finals with chicken pox and a pair of bum knees?

  • al

    @ jono, sounds like you speak from some expert experience(s?)….