Marcin Gortat calls friction with John Wall ‘nonsense’
With the Washington Wizards going fishing early after being dispatched by the Toronto Raptors in six games, you know the media were just itching to press center Marcin Gortat on his February kerfuffle with their then-sidelined point guard John Wall.
Gortat however, was quick to squash any possible feud. The 6-foot-11 center affectionately referred to as the “Polish Hammer”, told ESPN writer
“We are definitely on the same page, we had great chemistry toward the end of the year. Stuff that came out in the middle of the season was mostly created unfortunately by you guys, by a lot of people that has no clue of what is going on with the team. Whatever stuff that came out about me and John, it is all nonsense and stuff that is unnecessary… we did talk about a lot of things and we have no issues. I mean [supposedly] having all those issues and the next game he passes me the ball eight times and I give him eight assists and I have eight buckets? I mean come on, if I were pissed at somebody, I wouldn’t probably pass him the ball. We are good. Are we best friends and like the greatest friends? Probably not. But I am not best friends with probably half of the team over there.”
The misunderstanding arose from a tweet by Gortat several months ago in which the center placed quotes on the word ‘team’, irking Wall, who intimated that he spoonfeeds most of his baskets. They have since met and hashed out their differences, although the issue still appears from time to time – most recently during exit interviews.