Marcin Gortat teaches the Wizards how to speak Polish

By Lang Whitaker,

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat was born and raised in Łódź, Poland, which is why he’s known as The Polish Hammer. To celebrate his background, this weekend the Wizards held a Polish Heritage night hosted by Gortat. Over 500 Polish fans turned out, as well as a Polish cheerleading troupe and Poland’s ambassador to the United States.

To get his teammates involved, Gortat filmed this video where he teaches the Wizards some relevant Polish words and phrases…

VIDEO: Gortat teaches Polish words


  1. Polak from Poland says:

    I tak trzymaj bracie- Keep it up bro…:-)

  2. jty7271 says:

    Wow, sounds difficult. That video was a little hard to follow, but interesting.

  3. Smauel says:


  4. pk says:

    haha, Bradley Beal was some language skills!