Originally written on Taking Bad Schotz  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Los_angeles_clippers_bb5a

I hear this statement all of the time and it frankly upsets me.  Pau is so much better than Marc. Obviously, I am referring to the brothers Gasol:  Pau is on the Lakers, Marc is on the Grizzlies. Adria, the youngest brother, plays for UCLA, but trust me, his future is not bright.  If a team full of unathletic Jewish kids at the JCC can beat a team with a college basketball player, he is not a budding star.  But that is beside the point.  Any fan from outside 901 area code assumes that Pau is only more skilled, but far better in nearly every aspect of the game. These people would be wrong for a multitude of reasons. Marc is a much better passer than Pau. Though Pau has more career assists, it is a little bit easier to have an assist when you pass the ball to one of the greatest players in the game.  Watch the Grizzlies play, and you will see the way Marc distributes the ball, often achieving more assists than the Grizzlies Point Guard Mike Conley.  Marc is a force. Pau has always been soft and everyone knows it.  Marc consistently battles in the post with the largest and most brutal big men in the league. And not only that, he contains them. Marc controls the paint unlike his brother, both offensively and defensively. Pau is a four-time all-star on the downward slope of his career; Marc is just getting started. It took Pau five years in the league to get his first selection to the all-star game. Marc was selected to the all-star game last year, in his 3rd season in the league. To say Marc Gasol is not the 2nd best Center (Dwight Howard) in the Western Conference is ridiculous, whereas Pau might not even be in the top five Power Forwards in Western Conference (Dirk, Griffin, Love, Randolph, Duncan). He’s better than Randolph and Duncan, you say? Pau has put up 14.3PPG and grabbed 9.9 RPG, but Zach Randolph’s numbers are 16.2 PPG and 14.5 RPG and Duncan’s are 18.9 PPG and 9.7 RPG. Please, re-assess. Pau put up great numbers when he played for the Grizzlies, setting the Franchise record in points, blocks, and rebounds. He did this on teams where Jason Williams and Shane Battier were the stars. Marc Gasol could very easily be considered the 3rd best player on his team. It is easy to score 20 points a game when the offense is run through you, but not quite as easy when Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph are the primary and secondary scoring options. via www.thebiglead.com So, in summation, Pau is the inferior Gasol and there is no denying it. By the end of his career, Marc will have exceeded Pau in every measurable category, thus asserting his dominance as the ringleader of the Gasol clan, that is, if he can hold off Adria.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout loss to Yankees

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

Cam Newton: Nobody has ever been who I'm trying to be

Bears cut Ray McDonald after domestic violence arrest

Report: Paul Pierce could opt out of contract, join Clippers

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: NBA exploring moving start of Finals up

Isaiah Thomas: Danny Ainge wants my input on free agents

Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

Baseball players in the military: A tribute

'Free Tom Brady' rally draws about 150 Patriots fans

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

WATCH: Steph Curry goes down with serious looking injury

WATCH: Khris Davis trolls umps after controversial homer

Is Adrian Peterson leveraging himself out of the league?

Mascot creates controversy with 'Police Lives Matter' sign

The Talented Mr. Blatt

The curious case of Frank Kaminsky

Is the Cavs' Matthew Dellavedova a dirty player?

LeBron lifts Cavaliers to brink of Finals, but are they ready?

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

Federer unhappy with security after fan comes on court

WATCH: LeBron throws down ferocious dunk in traffic

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: Steph Curry falls on head

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Report: Pierce could opt out of contract

Could the NBA Finals be moved up?

The Talented Mr. Blatt

Is Dellavedova a dirty player?

Ballplayers in the military: A tribute

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

WATCH: LeBron's ferocious dunk in traffic

Kelly drops hint about ND offense

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.