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Marcin Gortat
Marcin Gortat
Position: -
Born: 02/17/84
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Earnings: $95,091,880 ($103,853,264*)
When former Wizards fan-favorite Marcin Gortat used to come up against some of the NBA’s greats during his playing days, certain games turned into recruiting opportunities. Especially his games against the DMV’s own, Kevin Durant. “I tried to talk to KD about, you know, I said, ‘KD I’ll get you my Rolls Royce and I’ll get you my house for a weekend, I need you to sign with the Wizards,'” Gortat told Chris Miller with a chuckle in a special interview airing before Saturday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wizards Pregame Live.
Durant, on the other hand, would entertain Gortat’s half-joking recruitment attempts whenever the Thunder came to the District. “I was helping. I was helping (general manager) Tommy (Sheppard), I was helping (former general manager) Ernie (Grunfeld). It was the time everyone was talking about KD, obviously later he signed with Golden State, but hey, everybody was trying to get KD. I was like let me help out,” Gortat said. “Obviously it was more of a joke for me, I don’t have any power to convince KD to come to play for Washington, but I was doing my part. I was being me, I was fooling around.”