Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat Player Orlando
Marcin Gortat (pronounced MAR-chin GOR-tat) (born February 17, 1984 in Łódź) is a Polish professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He was a second-round draft choice of the Phoenix Suns in the 2005 NBA Draft and was traded for future cash considerations to the Magic. A 6'11" and 240 lb center, he is the son of boxer Janusz Gortat. Prior to his NBA career, Gortat started his career in ŁKS Łódź, then he played 3 seasons in RheinEnergie Koln in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga. Gortat has a few nicknames in the NBA such as "The Warlock", "Polish Hammer", "Polish Prince" and "Polish Machine".
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