lol at thinking hibbert protects the rim the way gasol does. Gasol is a defensive beast. he's the main reason why Durant doesn't attack the basket as much. he knows gasol will at least make him change his shot.
gasoline does everything a defensive center is supposed to do and a little more. and his team defense is even more impressing. gasol is the dpoy because he deserves it.
a lot of z-bo's rebounds are offensive. gasol can't box out. he was getting killed on the boards by deandre in the clippers series until the refs started calling these horrible loose ball fouls. dj had like 100 tip outs in that series with gasol right there
the only thing gasol does really well is deflections but u can't win an award off doing one thing well. and dpoy isn't a team award. no grizzly should have won it other than allen but they never give it to perimeter players.
Idk bout 2004 for Shaq. In 2001 he probably should've won over AI, but by 2004 the margin between him and Kobe was almost gone except for when the finals came around and Kobe played like shit.
And I just noticed you said Timmy. You think Shaq should have won in 2002? Or 2003?
Shaq would have played more than 67 games from 01-04. You can't be MVP when you miss 15 games. It's that simple, you have to be on the floor. He might not have won Timmy's MVPs (or KG's) but he probably would have I think.
In 04, Kobe started jacking threes way more. Tripled what he'd done previously, basically wasting possessions. Talent wise they were nearly equal but not IQ wise. Just everyone thinks that the Finals is when he started taking shitty shots, but really it was all year.