As I was tooling around Los Angeles this, former longtime NBA post player and current Laker announcer Mychal Thompson said something on KSPN-AM that blew my mind.
(If you’re going by stats, sure looks like it)
During his weekday L.A. Sports Live show with co-Host Andrew Siciliano, Thompson wondered aloud, “is Kevin Love the best American big man in the game?”
Thompson cited Spain’s Pau Gasol as the best overall post player in the NBA, but after that, he gave every indication that he thought Love was number-two amongst paint purveyors.
Ahead of Dwight Howard, Amare Stoudemire and anyone else you can name.
As amazing as it may seem, if you were to make the call solely on statistics, Thompson is, somehow, right.