John Wall Marcin Gortat
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Former NBA big man Marcin Gortat admitted that leaving the Washington Wizards and John Wall to join the LA Clippers was not a good decision.

Gortat spent five years with the Wizards, including four playoff appearances. These years were the most fruitful of his career.

“Playing with John was extremely great. I wish I could sacrifice more time to be a better leader back then, during the fourth and fifth year in the locker room. Now I can just say ‘I wish.’ But again, five years was extremely great and amazing to me,” Gortat said, speaking to NBC Sports Washington’s Chris Miller on the ‘Wizards Talk’ podcast.

Gortat announced his retirement from basketball in February.