Originally Posted by Catastrophique
If you want to consider their accolades, you might have to factor in Gasol's fantastic interational career. The guy was World Champion in 2006 and has won multiple individual awards in international competition.
As to the 'battle' itself, I wouldn't dare to say who's better. Both are -and will be- disturbingly underrated, but both are the kind of player you need if you want your team to work properly and win. I've seen them both -though I was fairly young back in the eighties- and yet I can't decide.
Hmm, didn't really consider Gasol's international play. I suppose they are mentionable if assessing each player's playing career, not just NBA career. Though, I'm not sure how much weight his individual awards overseas truly carry.
Do you know those multiple international awards off the top of your head?