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View Poll Results: Who will go down as the better player?
Pau Gasol 0 0%
Dirk Nowitzki 22 100.00%
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:21 PM
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Dirk of course is the better player. I was surprised at how well he played defense too. If there was anything i thought Gasol had over Dirk was the defense aspect, but i was proven wrong in the playoffs this year.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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Dirk. Not even close. And I'm a Lakers fan.

What Dirk did in the playoffs this year was the stuff of legends. Pau's done nothing like that, and I doubt he ever will.
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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I think Dirk by a long shot.

-Pau never got out of the first round of the playoffs with Memphis. I bet you Dirk would have lead them farther.

-Pau definitely benefited from Kobe, Odom, Phil Jackson, etc. Imagine Phil Jackson coaching Dirk? I bet he'd have a few more rings.

Dirk is more fundamentally sound. Kukoc was more versatile than Gasol.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: So California
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Petrovic was very good, but Dirk just has way to much versatility and advantage.
Sabonis was good when he came to the NBA, but his best days were not in the NBA.
Gasol is very good, but Dirk is better.

Overall, I dont think its that close with any of them. Dirks stats and highs are much better, but beyond that he is the best mismatch player, maybe ever, not just European.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:21 AM
 
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Dirk of course is the better player. I was surprised at how well he played defense too. If there was anything i thought Gasol had over Dirk was the defense aspect, but i was proven wrong in the playoffs this year.
Excellent point and this didn't use to be the case.

I used to call him Irk Nowitzki because he had no D.

Notice how they re-tooled the Dallas team after the finals loss and Dirk worked on improving his defense? Voila championship.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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Dirk >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > Pau
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:34 PM
 
Location: So California
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King Dirk: The New Master Of NBA Marketability


Forget LeBron James and Kobe Bryant and their sponsorship deals; the NBA's new most marketable player isn't interested in truly cashing in on his fame.
Dirk Nowitzki has taken the crown as the most marketable man in pro basketball. The Mavericks star replaced Shaquille O'Neal, who retired.
Nowitzki, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has an N-Score of 132, a whopping 59 percent higher than Kobe Bryant's 83.



King Dirk: The New Master Of NBA Marketability | ThePostGame
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