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Wizards to Give Out 'Beefy' Marcin Gortat Action Figure

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJanuary 8, 2015

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If you do not have a cape or a sleeve of Pringles in your possession, you cannot recreate Marcin Gortat’s action figure.

The Washington Wizards will honor their Polish center by giving out promotional figurines to the first 19,000 fans to arrive at their January 31 home game against the Toronto Raptors

The team debuted the Gortat action figure Thursday via Vine. He is presented in his natural state: strong and bushy-browed, cape fluttering softly in the wind. 

Gortat discussed the figure in a recent interview with The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan. He said the figure looks a bit "beefy," and that he would like teammate Nene Hilario to be his invisible superhero partner.

Isabelle Khurshudyan @ikhurshudyan

Marcin Gortat on his action figure: "I think it looks beefy." Said Nene would be his sidekick.

Isabelle Khurshudyan @ikhurshudyan

Gortat on Nene's superpower: "he thinks he's invisible sometimes."

And don't worry about the midsection. That's just a belt, according to Gortat.

Isabelle Khurshudyan @ikhurshudyan

Also, Gortat confirmed that the thing in his midsection is indeed a belt.

Khurshudyan tried to get John Wall’s opinion on Super Gortat, but he’s all stocked up on that kind of crazy.

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John Wall made a face after being shown a picture of Gortat's action figure. "I'm good on that," he said.

One can only assume Wall is either intimidated by this masculine obelisk of Polish dominance or jealous of its supreme beefiness. I don't really blame him. It cuts quite the figure.

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