Marcin Gortat ‘The Polish Hammer’

‘The Polish Hammer’ is a fitting nickname for NBA center Marcin Gortat who hails from Poland. When Gortat gets a full head of steam he’ll throw down a nasty hammer dunk on his opponent.

Gortat was given his nickname while he was a member of the Phoenix Suns. Gortat explained “after one of the summer leagues I was the leading shot blocker. And one of the fans posted the nickname ‘The Polish Hammer’ on the internet on a blog.”

Gortat had a Thor-like hammer tattooed on his arm during the 2016 offseason. The new tattooed covered over his previous gremlin tattoo.

This is what his previous tattoo looked like before Gortat had it covered


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