NBA Handles ‘Terrorist Threats’ Sent to Wizards Players on Twitter
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The Washington Wizards say the NBA has investigated a person who made threats to the team on Twitter after the first-round series win against the Chicago Bulls.
Center Marcin Gortat said Thursday after practice that there was “one gentleman who really threatened us, actually made some terrorist threats to us.”
Gortat, who is from Poland, said that “he was saying there was a bomb on the plane and stuff, that my country’s going to get bombed and all my family’s going to die, just stuff like that.”
The tweets came after the Wizards’ Game 5 win in Chicago on Tuesday.
Wizards spokesman Scott Hall said the matter was turned over to the league. Added Gortat: “Some people already visited him.”
The NBA did not immediately return a request for comment.
“We had a guy acting stupid,” Gortat later told 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar and Dukes. “Yea, he was just sending some threat messages but it’s not a big deal. It’s all good.”
Gortat: "He was saying that there’s a bomb in the plane..my country is going to get bombed & all my family is going to die. Everyday stuff."—
Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) May 01, 2014
While the incident in question reportedly took place following Game 5, here’s an earlier tweet sent to Gortat, to which he responded, sent following the Wizards Game 2 defeat of the Bulls on the night of Tuesday, April 22.
@YM1Mando my man great tweet!! Dont worry people r coming for u!—
Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) April 23, 2014
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