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Marcin Gortat says New York City smells

Posted on: November 2, 2010 12:58 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Most people are enamored with the Big Apple. It's big, it's noisy and the lights are bright. Everyone athlete is drawn to playing professional sports there whether it be with the Yankees, Knicks or Giants/Jets.

But don't count Orlando center Marcin Gortat as someone easily swooned by NYC. He was asked about how cool it is to be playing in New York (the Magic visit the Knicks) and about the overall draw of New York. His answer:
"The only thing I remember about New York is — it’s sad — but it’s terribly dirty,” Gortat told the Orlando Sentinel. “And it smells bad, too. I’m sorry to say that, and I know New York fans will hate me probably. But it’s an incredibly city, great city, great fans… I love the fans and I love the famous people. I remember my rookie year I was sitting in the second row trying to find as many famous people as possible. But now, the memories I got is it’s just a dirty, dirty place.”
Ah, I'm sure New Yorkers will totally not care about you calling the city dirty and smelly. Especially since you're a visitor playing basketball in their fine city. But before you get too mad, he said he loves the fans! So that should make it cool, right?

What's kind of funny is how clear Gortat made his point. It wasn't, "Oh, New York is great but it kind of smells." It was, "It smells bad, it's terribly dirty and oh yeah, it's a dirty, dirty place." Like he was really trying to (Polish) Hammer the point home.

Since: Nov 2, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 6:59 pm

Marcin Gortat says New York City smells

The truth is the truth

Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 6:26 pm

NOT a New York state of mind

I've never been to New York, but I'm guessing Gortat's statements are true about certain poverty stricken portions of NY. He obviously wasn't talking about the Hamptons here. Even so, dude should be smart enough to keep his mouth shut. Why make enemies with New Yorkers?

It's crazy to me how people get offended when someone says something negative about the city they live in. It's just a landscape with a bunch of buildings, right? Wrong. 'Your city' is the people. 'Your city' is YOU. And Gortat was talking about the landscape and the buildings, NOT the people. So calm down New Yorkers (and get out there and clean up that place).

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2010 6:04 pm

Marcin Gortat says New York City smells

F*** him and anyone that feels the way he does. It's obvious that he isnt familiar with this Country to be talking reckless about one City that he probably visisted a few times and never went far from him hotel room aside from Time Square, Im so pissed that this prick would come out his mouth like that!! Damn near every city on the U.S land scape has their good and bad locations so how can this foreignor talk out his mouth when im sure the country he came from isnt all that rosey......

From NY EAT A D*** AND GAG b****H

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 3:19 pm

Marcin Gortat says New York City smells

This is too funny, though the next thing Captain Obvious will tell me is the people there are both rude and ugly and this is a place all tourists should go to just to piss in Times Square and leave.  NYC had better hope all the tourists they fool each year into going don't see his comments, which reminds me, did you see that ESPN commercial with the couple from Dallas who get dropped off by the taxi cab driver at "central park"

Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2010 2:36 pm

Marcin Gortat says New York City smells

Everyone's waste has to go somewhere, and with that many people....

Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: November 2, 2010 2:13 pm

Marcin Gortat says New York City smells

Well, he told the truth...

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