I've made no secret about it… I want Marcin Gortat on the Celtics. Don't get me wrong… I'm not pretending that he's going to come here and give us 20 and 10. He's a good back up that can give us some quality minutes.
But the legend of Marcin Gortat continues to grow. The latest awesomeness comes from Gortat basically laughing in the face of his shoe company, Reebok, when they asked him to cover the Michael Jordan tattoo on his leg.
ain't going to happen,'' Gortat said after Tuesday morning's workout.
"I've been wearing it 4-5 years now, and it helped me get to the NBA,"
said Gortat. "They didn't say anything about it when I signed the
contract, so it's not going anywhere. I don't think they are paying me
enough to take it off.''
"I've heard from other people that even other players, if they don't
know my name, they know I'm the big white guy with the Jordan tattoo,''
he said. "I like that. Reebok will have to get used to that.'
That's just fantastic. However, from Reebok's perspective, it can't feel good to get clowned by a guy few people have heard of before this season. What are they gonna do? Drop him? That's even WORSE PR. Looks like they really are going to have to get used to that.
BUT… I am openly for sale. So if Reebok wants to make me the first blogger with a shoe deal, I'll rip Gortat to shreds for… well… I'll think of something.
The ball's in your court, Reebok.
Brandon Jennings is back from Europe… and HIS shoe deal is with Under Armour. Here's a look at his "Young Money" prototypes. They're not bad. I can't help but think Under Armour is heading down the same road And 1 did. And 1's foray into shoes and away from just apparel seemed to be the company's undoing. And I liked the And 1 gear.
By the way, Orlando might have won last night's game, But I'm not encourage for a huge comeback by the Magic. They shot a ridiculous percentage (62.5%), Kobe Bryant shot 11-25, missed a key late free throw and turned the ball over a couple of times down the stretch, and the Magic still only won by 4 at home. Part of Kobe's problem was Courtney Lee, who is quickly making a pretty good name for himself. but I'm not exactly counting on a rookie, no matter how big his balls are, to keep Kobe in check for 3 or 4 more games in a row.
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