It's been a fun summer for Marcin Gortat.
The Wizards big man drove a tank to his basketball camp in Poland, hung out with a pig at a shopping mall and, most importantly for Washington fans, re-signed with the squad for five years and $60 million.
Gortat is back in the United States and he attended media day Monday with his teammates in Washington. And even though the season is just weeks away, Gortat is still enjoying himself to the fullest. The 30-year-old showed up to camp with a mullet, which he compared to the hairstyle of Viking ruler Ragnar Lodbrok.
Gortat's mohawk, however, paled in comparison to that of teammate Martell Webster. The Wizards swingman came to media day with a 'do that would make Mr. T proud.
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) September 29, 2014
"It's two different genres of ‘hawks here," Webster told SBNation. "He's in the ‘Mo' phase, I'm in the ‘Fro' phase. He just started. He's a novice. Give him some time, it'll come around."
Gortat had a more humorous way of comparing the two hairstyles:
Gortat on the Mohawks: "Martell's sexual black chocolate and I'm sexual white chocolate so we have to look the same." pic.twitter.com/ewJDvoOnpz
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Wizards fans should be pleased that Gortat and Webster are on the same page, at least style-wise, because the team will need both men if it wants to build on the success of last season. Webster and Gortat were important cogs as Washington advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004-05. Gortat had perhaps the most productive season of his career, recording career-highs in games started (80), minutes-per-game (32.8) and assists-per-game (1.7). He averaged a double-double in the playoffs, scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 boards through two series.