Good for Marcin!
Back when Magic backup C Marcin Gortat was coming up in the European leagues he developed quite a reputation for his high-flying tendencies.
Along the way Gortat, an afar admire of Michael Jordan, got the Jordan jump man logo tattooed on his right calf. Well, it seems that one competing shoe giant doesn’t share the same love for MJ.
Gortat recently got a call from Reebok – who he has an endorsement contract with – asking if he could cover it up. Gortat and his colorful Jordan shoutout apparently appeared in a picture on the front of a Polish newspaper after Game 1.
Reebok’s suggestions were apparently to wear high socks or body makeup. But Gortat wasn’t too keen on either.
“I've been wearing it four or five years now, and it helped me get to the NBA,” Gortat said after Tuesday’s shoot around. “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.”