Gasol (Marc) deserves some respect

Pau's younger brother was not a throw-in in the trade that brought Pau to L.A.

Updated: February 23, 2010, 6:55 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Ever since Pau Gasol first picked up a basketball, whatever praise he received was counterbalanced when he was told in the next breath how much better he could be if he did things differently.

Bulk up. Get in the post. Be more aggressive.

As recently as last month, when the Lakers played in Washington, Kobe Bryant explained to reporters how he's still not satisfied with his three-time All-Star teammate, who helped him win a ring last season.

"I get on him a lot because he's ...

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