Marcin Gortat has an interesting new way to try and live up the NBA.....fighting.
The Washington Wizards center was talking to Kyle Weidie of TrueHoop, when he dropped the bombshell. When asked if there would be any changes he would like to see the league institute Gortat responded:
"I would say I would loosen up a little bit the rules about the fighting fines," Gortat said. "That’s what I would loosen up. Because today you go to an ice hockey game, and the one thing they’re waiting for is a fight, you know what I’m saying?
So if they could set it up something like that in the NBA. That if there are two guys and they have a problem, if they could just separate everybody. And these two people that have problem, if they could fight..."
It seems like Gortat has actually spent quite a bit of time thinking about this in anticipation of bringing it up at a players meeting or something of a similar nature because he expanded on his point and laid out some details about what would go down in a brawl on the court.
"During the game. Quick, 15-20 seconds, throw few punches, then referees jump in and break this thing up," Gortat went on to say. "I think the game … these two guys, they resolved their problem. They’re both suspended and they’re leaving. But end of the day, they fix the problem between each other, fans are super excited, and I think that would be a pretty cool idea."
What do we think everyone? Would you like to see more fists flying in the NBA or not? LeBron James vs Kevin Durant going at each other would be a sight.
There is 99.9% chance that this is ever going to happen. Since 'The Malice in the Palace' the league has cracked down on fighting massively and won't even entertain the 'Polish Hammers' ideas.
No matter how much Gortat wants to crack a few skulls.