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Weekly Debates

So, I think I may start up a weekly conversation piece in which I post a topic and everyone here can discuss how they feel about it. I'd love feedback for new topics or for a restructuring of questions. 

Couple things:

1. Rec only arguments that you feel really convince you of reasoning. At the end of the week, I will post which were the most convincing arguments based on recs. And in the new post, I will have a poll to gauge the feelings of people on the topic.

2. Don't result to name-calling or insults to make your points. It's only makes you look insecure in your own arguments. If someone makes a statement that is wrong, just show the evidence of why it is wrong. Do not respond with assumptions of the OP's intelligence

Without further ado, here's our first topic this week.

In a recent article on The Painted Area, Jay Ach compared the careers of different international players and whether they were worthy of the Hall of Fame (Here is the article: Hall of Fame Candidates: International NBA Standouts). Our very own Pau Gasol of this current Laker squad appears on this list. Interestingly, Ach attempts a comparison between Showtime Laker James Worthy and Pau Gasol to exhibit why Pau should be included in the Hall of Fame. Here is an excerpt of that portion:

James Worthy got rewarded for being the third-best player on three NBA title teams, so why shouldn't Pau get rewarded for being the second-best player on two NBA title teams.

This brings us to the debate of the week. Are the careers of James Worthy and Pau Gasol comparable? In what ways? Is there any merit to the notion that Pau Gasol is a better player than James Worthy? Is the picture of James Worthy painted in the article a fair portrayal of his career?

(Full disclosure: I'm a little on the young side and have few memories of Worthy as a player, so that is why this is even a debate for me and not clear cut in favor of either way.)

Have at it people.

(Sorry for the lame poll question. I couldn't figure out how to word the question into one)

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