Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is way better than you think
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
Marc Gasol has a game that is difficult for the casual fan to appreciate. He spent a lot of his prime basketball years being notably fat, weak, and lazy... but he has somehow turned these drawbacks into the most efficient playing style you might ever see. Every movement he makes on the court -- every jog back on offense after grabbing a rebound, every bump of his big butt on D (hip check, right), every brilliant pass to the open man -- is somehow the most economical way to accomplish that goal. Basketball purists love him... which, as Tim Duncan has shown for years, is the kiss of death for marketing.
Some of the best ball players have the most boring game to watch.
No theatrics, just a very economic use of their energy!