Yahoo recently ranked the top 10 players of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, check out who ranked #1 (Pau), followed by Kobe at #3. Here is what they had to say about Pau Gasol.

Yahoo: It might surprise some to note that I don’t consider Kobe Bryant(notes) to even be the best Laker on his own team so far this postseason, but all-around production matters, and in spite of Kobe Bryant’s brilliant scoring exploits, Pau Gasol’s in-his-prime versatility vaults him to the top of this list.

Fifty-eight percent shooting, over 21 points per game, 12 rebounds a contest, 3.6 assists, two blocks a game, and just 2.2 turnovers per night. On top of that, Gasol’s continually improving defense has been a huge asset to a Laker attack that looks primed to repeat.

  • Jack /

    Not really surprised because Kobe didn’t shoot well in the first round. Since then, he’s been dominant. Gasol has been key as well.

  • Copy & Paste Police

    Do you guys even write any of your own content? Anyone can just copy and paste all day . . . worst blog EVER!

  • Monkija87

    I hate these Yahoo articles. Gasol is capable of putting in these numbers, because all the attention is on Kobe. Ridiculous..

  • Day

    Yeah, they fail to consider how Pau’s numbers rely on Kobe’s play. Not taking anything away from Pau but he couldn’t do half of what he has in LA without Kobe.

  • Day

    An interesting stat to find would be how many of Pau’s made FG’s of the playoffs have come from Kobe’s assists.

  • 09champs!

    Kobe´s let Pau be the man sometimes.
    And in the first round he shot awful from the field.
    I can see why they put Pau first, but you can make a very solid argument that KB has produced a lot more in the last 2 rounds!

  • kobe-wan kenobi

    Pau definitely showed him tonite how important he is in defense
    amare 42 and 11…
    lockdown defender…lol

    Pau plays so great because kobe attracts double teams
    the writer is an idiot
    kobe is the best in the playoffs and for sure the best and most important player in the Lakers


  • mexico!!!!!!!(worldcup2010)

    Pau Gasol
    is awesome!!!!
    Kobe’s got all the fame and glory and to be true its mostly because of Gasol….
    Sure its vice versa as well but in my opinion( and i know u dont care about my opinion) Gasol is better.

    • lilkobe24

      usa punk