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NBA Handles Twitter Threats Sent To Wizards After Beating Bulls

Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards fights for a rebounds against Taj Gibson #22 and Mike Dunleavy #34 of the Chicago Bulls in first quarter action of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Marcin Gortat #4 of the Washington Wizards fights for a rebounds against Taj Gibson #22 and Mike Dunleavy #34 of the Chicago Bulls in first quarter action of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards say the NBA has investigated a person who made threats to the team on Twitter during its first-round series 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 2 win in Chicago last week.

Wizards spokesman Scott Hall said the matter was turned over to the league. Added Gortat: “Some people already visited him.”

The NBA said it doesn’t comment on security matters.

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