Eagle County (Colo.) District Attorney Mark Hurlbert was not in his office, but several members of his staff were. The FBI said it was investigating the calls.
"Everyone in the office got some [of the calls]," spokeswoman Krista Flannigan said. "The accumulation of the calls rose to a level today where those in the office felt it was necessary to lock the doors."
Flannigan said Hurlbert has been receiving threats since July 18, when he announced his decision to charge Bryant with attacking a 19-year-old Eagle woman on June 30.
Flannigan confirmed FBI involvement, but declined to identify how many calls were received, from what area code the calls originated, or what was said.
Bryant's accuser also reportedly has received telephone and e-mail threats.
Also yesterday, Eagle County judge Frederick Gannett ruled that cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom at Bryant's hearing on the sexual assault charge on Aug. 6. A live audio feed also will be permitted. Gannett placed no restrictions on what the cameras could record.
Gannett also scheduled a hearing Thursday on the attempt of news organizations, including the Los Angeles Times, to unseal legal documents in the Bryant case. The Times is a Tribune Publishing newspaper.
In other Bryant-related news, Vince Carter will replace Bryant on this summer's U.S. Olympic qualifying team, two international basketball sources told the Associated Press yesterday.
Bryant officially withdrew from the team Thursday because of shoulder and knee surgery, although it had been known for almost a month that he would not participate. Bryant still plans to play for the U.S. team at the 2004 Olympics if the Americans qualify.
China's basketball association denied reports by state newspapers that the 7-foot-5 star of the Rockets broke a bone during practice with his country's national team.
"It's just a cut," said Xu Minfeng, an association spokesman.
Stoudamire was arrested July 3 at Tucson International Airport after authorities were called to the security checkpoint. The former University of Arizona star allegedly had marijuana in his pocket.