Wizards’ Gortat Received Death Threats After Defeating Bulls

GortatThere is always positive and negative publicity that is presented through social media towards athletes and celebrities. Today was no different.

Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat received threats on social media during that series that he reported to security officials, reports J. Michael at CSNWashington.com.

“It’s just funny. People are weird,” Gortat said when asked about his banter on his Twitter account. “The one gentleman who really threatened us, actually made some terrorist threats to us. He already got profiled so it’s all good. It’s all some serious stuff.”

The anonymity of the Internet allows people to say some things without real repercussions — in the sports world people say things on twitter or on blog comments that they would never say to a player’s face.

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