Originally Posted by GOBB
TROLL HUNTER is.
NO, I DIDNT
goddamit, i didnt even say Gasol is better than Garnett. I just wanted to put up some accolades most guys dont take into account when praising a player's career and everything counts. And the international competition is not to be taken lightly considering there are some Parkers, Nowitzkis and Manus playing in it and willing to win so its not like you are beating highschoolers but great pro players.
the issue is that some players got a label and no matter what they do to prove otherwise the label is still there. its a media thing, i believe. There are players more physical than Gasol? OF COURSE. the guy is very slim, for gods sake. you cannot put him on a physical contest but it doesnt mean hes soft, either. I am strong myself but Dwight and Shaq would spank my ass in the street. does that make me weak? no. there are stronger people, thats it.
Back to the topic, making an all-nba team and so on may mean nothing, or almost nothing cos its POPULARITY and circumstances. Gasol was grossly underrated before he joined LA. come on, people said Boozer was much better than him. Also, the west has been stacked in the PF position so chances were narrow plus playing for the Grizzlies didnt contribute so much either.
In any case, im fine with Garnett being better than Gasol as i myself dont have a clear say on that but to those who freak out at the question of whos better id say its not Tim Duncan we are discussing over here...