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Marcin Gortat explains why he has 'black soul inside me'

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Marcin Gortat is awesome. It's just that simple. This year we've learned that he wants more Facebook likes than your dog, and that the best selfies are taken "butt naked" -- now he's telling the Washington Post about his soul.

"Sometimes, I think it's the way I carry myself, talk, make jokes. I think I have something from African American inside me. There is some kind of a black soul inside me that is fooling around with these guys and doing the same stuff they doing. Maybe they see some of that."

Let's hear from teammate Bradley Beal before everyone gets all riled up about what the Polish Hammer is saying.

"He's black in my eyes," Beal said last week after practice. "He has every character of a black guy. He's just a jokester. He's down to earth, humorous. That's how he is. He's just a natural comedian."

Need more proof that Gortat is pretty much the most awesome player ever and someone I totally want to get a beer with?

When longtime Wizards employee Dolph Sand asked Gortat to fulfill a media request earlier this season, he responded: "What do you want me to do? I will do anything for you for paying me this much money."

"Listen, you get paid $12 million a year, there is no way you can have a bad day," Gortat said. "You can't have a bad day. There is so many people having problems in the world. What it is your problem? Coming to practice and work out for two, three hours? Is this your problem?"

Swoon. Heart U Gortat.


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