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Suns’ Jae Crowder receiving death threats

Suns, Jae Crowder

Phoenix Suns veteran Jae Crowder has stated that he has been receiving death threats. The threats have crossed the line, which led Crowder to address them through social media. 

On his Instagram account, he posted the following:

 1. “IT’S WILD TO ME THE AMOUNT OF DEATH THREATS I GET ON THE REGULAR HOW CAN PPL SEND ME MESSAGES/MAIL WANTING TO KILL ME BUT NEVER MET ME?”

In another post, Crowder expressed his feelings even more:

2. “I GOTTA UP MY SECURITY SINCE I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE THIS HATE COMING FROM & BEFORE I LET MY GUARD DOWN AND LET ONE OF YOU TAKE ME AWAY FROM MY DAUGHTER. STAY BLESSED PEOPLE & CONTINUE SPREADING LOVE. -99.”

Unfortunately, the Suns forward is not a stranger to being on the receiving end of such threats, per The Arizona Republic.

I get death threats all the time and just felt like the other day woke up and it was just like an overwhelming number of death threats in my messages and mails.”

His frustration in this situation is what led him to post the aforementioned messages. The veteran forward is unaware of the source of the death threats and will take it upon himself to protect his family.

Crowder has been in the NBA since 2012. He’s enjoyed stints with the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, and Memphis Grizzlies.

He played a key role in the Miami Heat’s surge towards the NBA Finals last season. The 30-year-old journeyman inked a three-year deal with Suns in the offseason. Crowder is averaging 10.3 points and 4.6 boards per night this year for Monty Williams’ team.