#9: Shoutout to all the Celtics fans Bleeding Green in POLAND! 🇵🇱
Hey Celtics fans in Poland! celticslife.com has had 1,067,041 visits from Poland since we originated in September 2009, which has you at #9 on our list of countries with the most visits and the first two crack the one million mark. Thanks so much for all the love you've shown for the site these past 10+ years.
Two people that come to mind when I think of Celtics fans from Poland are Tomek Kordylewski who you should be familiar with due to his Celtics YouTube vids he posts on the site and then there was a commenter from the early days of the site named Bohemian who also did some writing for the site. Bohemian wrote the WTHHT for Rubén Wolkowyski, who was a big man from Argentina who played briefly for the Celtics, but also held Polish citizenship.
His grandfather was Polish (hence the last name) but left Poland before World War II and arrived to Argentina during those years. Rubén recalls listening to the Polish language in his childhood but then started to forget it as he didn´t have too much of a chance to practice it as a teenager in Argentina. In times when we discuss the possibility of the Celtics acquiring Marcin Gortat, Rubén even had the chance to play in Poland in 2007. He played 4 games for Prokom Trefl Sopot before finally returning to Argentina to resume the rest of his career.
Then there was Steve Kuberski, also known as the last man to wear #33 before Larry Legend. He wasn't from Poland, but I'm assuming he was of Polish descent. In 1972, Celtics coach Tommy Heinsohn said of Kuberski:
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“Steve’s been playing like a Polish lineman from Notre Dame.”
So yeah I'm assuming he was Polish. If I'm wrong, please let me know. And if you know of any other Celtics who were of Polish descent, please comment. The most famous Polish player to play in the NBA was Marcin Gortat, aka the "Polish Hammer." Gortat was on the Magic team that made the Finals and put up some big numbers for several seasons in Phoenix and Washington. And has you read above was at one point rumored to be headed to Boston, but that never transpired.
Thank you Tomek, Bohemian, and all our visitors from Polska for supporting the site these past two plus years. Please feel free to leave a comment and tell us a little bit about yourself. How you became a Celtics fan? Where in Polandyou're representing? How you found out about celticslife.com and when you first started frequenting the site? Maybe a pic of you in some Celtics gear. You know, all that good stuff.
Gortat obviously wanted to be a Celtic
Shoutout to all the Celtics fans Bleeding Green in Poland!
We hit a milestone when we passed the 100 million views mark last season. But the thing is only 64% of our page views come from United States viewers. We are giving shoutouts to the top 20 countries represented on Celtics Life based on analytics. Check in for the next twenty days to see where your country lands in the top 20. And if you are from that country or connected in anyway, please drop a comment with your story. Would love to see faces and words from all these Celtics Lifers that have visited the blog all these years.