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Giricek Denies Naked Tying Rumors: Calls for End to Spreading of False Information


Nov 20, 2023

NBA player Jason Williams shared a controversial story about how rookies on the Memphis Grizzlies team were treated during his time with the team. According to Williams, one incident involved former Croatian national team player Gordan Giricek, who was made to put his clothes into a large laundry container after training. Instead of washing the clothes, his teammates threw them out and then tied Giricek’s hands and feet before putting him naked in the container filled with ice and water. Williams claimed that Giricek was left on the team logo in the center of the field for about three hours.

However, Giricek vehemently denied Williams’ account in an interview with Večernji. He expressed his disappointment at being portrayed as someone who would allow such treatment and threatened legal action against Williams for spreading lies and tarnishing his name. According to Giricek, rookies were subjected to pranks and jokes but there was a limit to such behavior especially in a team with a real leader. He also noted that while it was common for rookies to carry items like donuts or perform tasks like singing during team presentations, there was a clear boundary when it came to personal items like deodorants and perfumes.

Giricek played for several NBA teams including the Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, Philadelphia 76ers, and Phoenix Suns. He concluded by wishing Williams good luck while emphasizing the need for fairness and accuracy in storytelling.

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