‘Presumptuous’ Gortat ready to dominate

After a three-week U.S. rehab visit, Suns center Marcin Gortat seems
pretty intent on leading Poland to some level of glory at the upcoming
Eurobasket Tournament in Slovenia.

In a story
posted on Eurobasket2013.org
, the “Polish (Quote)
Machine” was — as usual — splendidly candid on the topics of his
abilities, the health of his foot and his fondness for
losing.

Speaking specifically of the European
tournament (we think), Gortat said: “I’ll do anything to dominate the
paint, I am convinced that there is no basketball player who can guard
me. What I say might sound presumptuous, but at this point I’m very
confident.”

The website’s main takeaway from this
story was Gortat’s claim that he’s “tired of
losing.”

Well, he’s had plenty of it around here and
— despite roster-related team optimism regarding a future that Marcin’s
expiring contract won’t allow him to participate in — figures to
encounter a little more before moving on.

We really
don’t mind if Gortat is a bit “presumptuous” but wonder if there was
something lost in translation.

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