Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder says he’s taking “preventative measures” to secure himself and his family after getting an “overwhelming variety of death threats.”
Crowder required to Instagram previously this week to state that he’s beefed up his security after receiving risks from people “wantin [sic] to kill me,” adding in one Instagram Story that he will not “let one of you take me away from my daughter.”
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Crowder clarified his remarks to the Arizona Republic on Tuesday, saying that while he’s no stranger to hate mail, recently it’s gone too far.
” I get death dangers all the time and simply felt like a few days ago got up and it was much like a frustrating variety of death hazards in my messages and mails,” he said.
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” I don’t understand who’s behind it. I don’t understand what fan base lags it. I do not understand anything about it. I’m just trying to take safety measures and what I need to do to secure myself and my family. That’s what I’m doing.”
The Suns are 8-8 and are coming off a three-game losing streak. Crowder added 17 points for Phoenix in Wednesday night’s 102-97 loss versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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” Up until this team comprehends consistency for 4 quarters we are going to feel like this a lot,” Suns coach Monty Williams stated after the video game. “We can attempt to get everybody to pity us. It ain’t going to work. We’ve got to correspond. This is on us, duration.”
The Associated Press added to this report.