Poland’s Gortat off to good start in NBA season
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Poland’s Marcin Gortat scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as his Washington Wizards beat the Philadelphia 76ers 120:115 in his first NBA basketball league game of the season.
Marcin Gortat. Photo: Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gortat scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter in the game on Wednesday.
He played in boots marked with the initials AW, a reference to Adam Wójcik, one of Poland’s best basketball players, who in August died of leukaemia at the age of 47.
"I hope he’s looking on at me from up on high. Wójcik's legend will never be forgotten," Gortat wrote on Twitter, under a photograph of his boots.