Texas_Pete on the LG.net forums wrote up a great post comparing the stats of Pau Gasol and Kevin Garnett. Interestingly enough, both players are VERY similar.
LakersGround: In a head to head comparison, Pau is playing like KG this year.
Teams are terrified by Kobe’s greatness.
Next to Kobe, his impact will be felt even more because of LO’s improved play and our X-factor: Big Drew.
People are all gaga over KG, when our very own Pau is putting up similar numbers: PPG – a wash . RPG – KG by 1.0 rpg. BPG – Pau! FG% – KG. FT% – Pau! APG – a wash.
They play about the same amount of mpg. So I would say that Pau has had just as much impact on the Lakers as KG has for the Celtics.
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And then there is this little gem on YouTube to remind people of what Pau used to do to KG.