Pau wasn't as talented as either of those guys. It's clear that they were better. KG was better on both ends of the court.
Rings are a team accomplishment though. KG never saw past the 1st round but once in his entire Minny career and most of those series' they didnt have a chance in hell of winning. Should that truly be a reflection of him? Karl Malone was the MVP of the league and like top 3-4 players in his best days but lost in the Finals to the all time Bulls. Both of them are better than Pau Gasol was. Pau has 2 rings.
Those aren't even close. I specifically said that it only works when they are on the same level talent wise, as well as playing a similar role within their teams.
Make an argument for a PF being better than Duncan and it will get immediately crushed because of his ring count. Duncan is so talented that he's easily one of the best. Once you throw in his rings, it's almost impossible to come up with a logical argument for picking another PF over him. If Duncan had 0 rings his place in history would be much different.
Edited by kidpolean, September 11, 2017 - 04:40 PM.