Pau is like bynum they both do good one game but dissapear in the next two.
Difference is Bynum is in his first year given an elite-type level responsibility, the last 2 years Bynum has pretty much been the third guy(Kobe and Gasol were the frontrunners) I mean heck this was his FIRST year dealing with double teams, so I expected him to struggle and actually the progress he made did surprise me a little, has work to be done still but that's expected as the other all-time centers in the league backing Bynum such as Kevin Mchale can attest to. However like Dwight Howard, Gasol came into the league with an elite-type level responsibility. So I'm much more surprised and disappointed when Gasol does that. Gasol has dealt with all kinds of defenses and looks against much better opposition and has a GREAT mind for the game.
So when I hear Gasol say things as to why he didn't dominate when another teams bench player is on him and he says things like "I didn't know I was supposed to take the initiative, I'm getting used to it" my jaw seriously dropped... the guy that's been put an elite-level of responsibility from entering the league, suddenly has no idea he's supposed to take it to another team's bench player....
THAT is the problem I have with Gasol, he has a much higher basketball IQ and EXPERIENCE at this level than Bynum does, he SHOULDN'T be the guy saying these things or trying to fall back on these things as an excuse.
Edited by Majesty, July 29, 2012 - 04:20 PM.