Marcin Gortat sat down for a Q&A with Kyle Weidie of True Hoop where he discussed some important issues and some very important issues. On the important issues scale, Gortat discussed his relationship with John Wall, his love of ripping towels, and his “Polish Machine/Hammer” nickname.
On the very important issues scale, Gortat discussed the situation in Ukraine, his desire to become the president of Poland, and wanting the NBA to allow in-game fights.
Those first two very important issues are well above our pay grade, so we’ll tackle the last one. Gortat sees how NHL fans go to games looking forward to the fight that could break out at any moment. And he believes that NBA fans would too look forward to fights if the NBA would just allow it.
I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines. That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying? So if they could set it up something like that in the NBA. That if there are two guys and they have a problem, if they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight …
During the game?
During the game. Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up. I think the game … these two guys, they resolved their problem. They’re both suspended and they’re leaving. But end of the day, they fix the problem between each other, fans are super excited, and I think that would be a pretty cool idea [chuckles].
Just imagine giving Metta World Peace free reign to fight whoever he chooses for a “guick, 15-20 seconds.”
Yeah, that would be bad.