During his youth, he was frequently involved in athletics and calisthenics such as high jump and soccer. His father Janusz Gortat, is a Polish boxer who also won a bronze medal in light heavyweight during the Munich 1972 and Montreal 1976 Olympics. His mother Alicja Gortat represented the Polish national team in volleyball in her times. He has an older brother Robert, who is also a boxer, following his father’s footsteps and guidance’s.
In a nutshell, we can say that he and in fact his whole family have the aesthetics vibe and passion in their genes; an athlete by birth. Gortat grew up in ?ód?, which is situated at Poland, together with his brother Filip. He completed his college from Technical School in ?ód?. Besides Polish, he is fluent in German, English and in Serbian as well. He once was a professional swimmer for the national team of Poland.
He was elected to keep playing with Rhein-Energie Cologne in Germany After he got drafted 57th overall in round 2 by Phoenix Suns,. On November 20, in the year 2007 he played along with the Anaheim Arsenal in the NBA Development League. He was recalled from the D-League on December 2 while he played his first NBA game, for the Orlando Magic, on 1st March in the year 2008 against the New York Knicks.
At the end of 2007- 2008 season he had already appeared in 14 NBA games for the Magic which included eight playoff appearances. In the year 2008 on April 16th at the Magic's last game of the2007–08 NBA season, he played only for 28 minutes but again, he registered 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 103–83 truly a magical win over the Washington Wizards; an appreciable moment in his entire career.
This athlete who currently plays for the Washington wizard seems to be interested in social networking sites since his twitter account is often updated. He also seems to be living a wonderful life with a woman named Anna Cociuga (probably his present girlfriend) with whom he had broken up for a long time. He also seems to be earning a sum of $11,000,000 as his salary for the year 2015-16 according to the salary chart which is posted online and is ranked as third highest earner in the chart.