However, for the Gasol brothers, Pau and Marc, they get to play out their sibling rivalry on the grand stage of the NBA in front of thousands of raucous, screaming fans, and the first date to declare sibling supremacy will be November 15 as the Lakers host the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Lakers and Grizzlies will play three other times this season: in Memphis on December 17 and February 26 and in Los Angeles during the last week of the regular season on April 13.
The Lakers and Grizzlies always engage in very entertaining and close battles and with the Western Conference full of so many improved teams, many expect both the Lakers and the Grizzlies to take a step down in the conference hierarchy to upstart teams like the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors.
Needless to say neither of these teams will being going down without a fight, making these games against each other that much more important.
For Marc and Pau, this just adds another chapter into their own rivalry which began when the Lakers traded the rights to younger brother Marc, along with Kwame Brown and JaVaris Crittenton, to the Grizzlies to acquire big brother Pau.
Most called the deal a heist by the Lakers at the time, but in recent seasons it has been Marc Gasol who has been viewed as the superior brother by fans and media alike, capped off by Marc being named NBA Defensive Player of the Year last season.
With Gasol looking to return to his previous form when he was considered the top offensive big man in the NBA, this sibling rivalry will be fun to watch.
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