Steve Blake learned a valuable lesson Thursday night: You can sink all the game-winning shots you want, but you are not a true Laker until Kobe Bryant gives you a nickname.
Fortunately for Blake, Kobe already has given him a host of nicknames, including "Temper," "Problem Child," "8 Mile," "B-Rabbit" and "Lil' Feisty."
Blake earned every one of those nicknames tonight, sinking a game-winning three-pointer with less than two seconds left to send the Lakers to a 99-98 victory over former teammate Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets.
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