Is Pau Gasol the greatest FIBA player ever?

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Is Pau Gasol the greatest FIBA player ever? 

Post#1 » by Martensitic » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:31 pm

Yesterday he became the greatest scorer in Eurobasket history.

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Post#2 » by UcanUwill » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:40 pm

He is up there for sure.
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Post#3 » by SimonFish » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:40 pm

Melo?
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Post#4 » by Phreak50 » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:44 pm

Oscar Schmidt and Andrew Gaze are up there.
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Post#5 » by karkinos » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:47 pm

maybe but i think dirk is better individually
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Post#6 » by KokoKaizer » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:48 pm

he's one of the best but I put Sabonis, Petrovic, Dirk and even O.Schimdt above on individual skills. On accolade? Maybe!

And I lol'd hard on the post saying "Melo" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post#7 » by UcanUwill » Fri Sep 8, 2017 3:49 pm

SimonFish wrote:Melo?


He actually popped in my head. 3 Olympic golds, olympic bronze, FIBA Americas Gold and world Championship bronze.
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Post#8 » by ChiTownHero1992 » Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:08 pm

I would say Sabonis and Schmidt first but Gasol is in the conversation. You cant go wrong if you think he is the best.

Melo is laughable but at the same time not, we all know how his career has been, but if you just take into what he does in FIBA games, he is awesome and has some of the most accomplishments from it as stated above.
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Post#9 » by UcanUwill » Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:12 pm

Gasol is so much better than Schmidt. I dont get all the Smidth love.
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Post#12 » by Domejandro » Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:40 pm

UcanUwill wrote:Gasol is so much better than Schmidt. I dont get all the Smidth love.

If I am being brutally honest Oscar Schmidt has kind of become a casual FIBA fans go-to "hipster-pick"; he was great, but his scoring numbers have made him become immortalized in a way that I personally find unreasonable.

I would liken it to someone calling Oscar Robinson the most versatile player all time because of his triple-double; he is one of them for sure, but it is just a stretch.
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Post#13 » by UcanUwill » Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:48 pm

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UcanUwill wrote:Gasol is so much better than Schmidt. I dont get all the Smidth love.

If I am being brutally honest Oscar Schmidt has kind of become a casual FIBA fans go-to "hipster-pick"; he was great, but his scoring numbers have made him become immortalized in a way that I personally find unreasonable.

I would liken it to someone calling Oscar Robinson the most versatile player all time because of his triple-double; he is one of them for sure, but it is just a stretch.


He is hipster pick in NBA forums. Personally, I think hes always been overrated, never played defense and just had that Bargnani esque ''I do more important things than defense and rebounding'' mentality. He always seemed to chase individual awards over championships. Never won squat.
Pau has Eurobasket golds, world championship gold, all as a clear number 1 guy and a leader. True all time great. Yeah he had better supporting cast, but he also made others around him much better, much more so than Schmidt, not even close.
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Post#14 » by 2Mas » Fri Sep 8, 2017 4:51 pm

I was just getting into the NBA when Pau was drafted.

What were people saying about him pre draft? Was there a lot of hype, of were the grizz looked down upon for drafting him?

Well i think he was drafted by ATL right? & then traded.
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Post#15 » by Tetlak » Fri Sep 8, 2017 5:14 pm

I think he kind of has to be. He's beaten the US. He has so many accolades. As mentioned in the original post, he's the all time leading scorer.
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Post#16 » by jinxed » Fri Sep 8, 2017 5:32 pm

Yes. That shorter three point line makes him unstoppable
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Post#18 » by jinxed » Fri Sep 8, 2017 7:47 pm

2Mas wrote:I was just getting into the NBA when Pau was drafted.

What were people saying about him pre draft? Was there a lot of hype, of were the grizz looked down upon for drafting him?

Well i think he was drafted by ATL right? & then traded.


Funnily enough, people thought his natural position was SF back then, and said he could even play SG. I remember that the most, that people were super intrigued by this new breed of international 7 footers who could play on the wing.
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Post#19 » by Martensitic » Fri Sep 8, 2017 8:41 pm

2Mas wrote:I was just getting into the NBA when Pau was drafted.

What were people saying about him pre draft? Was there a lot of hype, of were the grizz looked down upon for drafting him?

Well i think he was drafted by ATL right? & then traded.


I can't really tell if there was a lot of hype in the USA being a spaniard myself, but here in Spain we saw Gasol as a very very safe pick, he had amazing physical tools and he kind of dominated in euroleague and spanish cup. It wasn't a reach pick like Porzingis, who never dominated spanish league, or Antetokounmpo.
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Post#20 » by MC3 » Fri Sep 8, 2017 8:56 pm

jinxed wrote:
2Mas wrote:I was just getting into the NBA when Pau was drafted.

What were people saying about him pre draft? Was there a lot of hype, of were the grizz looked down upon for drafting him?

Well i think he was drafted by ATL right? & then traded.


Funnily enough, people thought his natural position was SF back then, and said he could even play SG. I remember that the most, that people were super intrigued by this new breed of international 7 footers who could play on the wing.

we gone full circle weren't we. From getting a boner having 7 footer on the wing in 2001 to having 6'7 "big" on C cause small ball.

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