NBA News Wire

NBA investigates threats to Wizards

Alan Draper profile picture
Sports Editor
We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

The Washington Wizards received terrorist threats on Twitter during their first-round playoff series from a person whom the NBA investigated.

Wizards center Marcin Gortat said the individual apparently did not take kindly to Washington ousting the Chicago Bulls. The tweets came after the Wizards’ Game 2 win in Chicago.

“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. Just everyday stuff,” said Gortat, who is from Poland.

The NBA does not comment on security issues, but Gortat said, “Some people already visited him.”

The Wizards, who dispatched the Bulls in five games, face the winner of the Indiana-Atlanta series in the second round.

Alan is an expert gambling writer who works as one of the chief editors for Basketball Insiders. He has been covering online gambling and sports betting for over 8 years, having written for the likes of Sportlens,, The Sports Daily, 90min, and His particular specialisms include US online casinos and gambling regulations, and soccer and basketball betting. Based in London, Alan holds an MA in English Literature and is a passionate supporter of Chelsea FC.

Trending Now