Apr 25, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) reacts on the court in the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls in game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Bulls won 100-97. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards’ Marcin Gortat received ‘terrorist threats’


The Washington Wizards defeated the Chicago Bulls 75-69 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first round series in five games and advanced to the second round where they will meet either the Atlanta Hawks or Indiana Pacers.

Off of the court, it wasn’t so easy.

Wizards’ center Marcin Gortat said the team received “terrorist threats.”

“It’s just funny, it’s just funny. People are weird,” Gortat said, shaking his head via Michael Lee of The Washington Post. “The one gentleman who really threatened us, actually made some terrorist threats to us. Some people already visit him.”

Busted Coverage posted the threats here.

“He already got profiled, so it’s all good,” Gortat said. “Some serious stuff, but it’s all good,” Gortat said. “He was saying that there’s a bomb in the plane and stuff. And my country is going to get bombed and all my family is going to die. Stuff like that. Everyday stuff.”

Gortat averaged 10.8 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game against the Bulls.

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