Steve Blake Has Finally Found A Home In LA (Video)

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Blake has put together one of the most surprising NBA careers in recent memory. Now in his tenth professional season, the 2002 NCAA champion, from the Maryland Terrapins, appears to have finally found a home in LA, after bouncing around the league for his first seven seasons.

Blake was originally selected by the Washington Wizards, in the second round of the 2003 draft. Since beginning his pro hoops life in DC, Blake has run the point for the Portland Trailblazers (twice), Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers, before signing a four-year/$16 million deal with the Lakers, prior to the 2010-2011 season.

While only averaging 6.9 points and 3.9 assists per game, for his career, Blake has always found himself coveted by coaches and general managers, because of his ability to handle the ball and run an offense. Blake is a great example of a good college player, whose unique set of skills has allowed for a long and lucrative NBA career.  

Do one thing and do it well, right?

Tuesday, per the above original video, Blake was seen signing autographs for Lakers fans, after the conclusion of the first full day of training camp.

It is amazing to consider that no matter how long Blake has played in the NBA, he still looks virtually identical to the guy who used to walk the streets of College Park (MD), except for the fact that he has a wife, three kids and a whole lot more zeros in his bank account these days.