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Power Smackdown

Who is the true power forward in Chicago basketball?

Seven-foot Pau Gasol, 34, of the Chicago Bulls Six-foot-five Elena Delle Donne, 25, of the Chicago Sky
Draft pick
3rd (in 2001) 2nd (in 2013)
Points/rebounds per game
18.2/12.0 (through January) 17.9/4.0
NBA All-Star 2015, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006; Rookie of the Year 2002 WNBA All-Star 2014, 2013; Rookie of the Year 2013
$7.1 million around $60,000
Nike, Banco Popular, San Miguel Nike, DuPont, Genesis Today
Side passion
Medicine. He did a year of med school in Barcelona and observed a spinal surgery in L.A. in 2010. Special needs. Her sister was born blind and deaf and with autism and cerebral palsy.
Power move
Calling plays in Spanish (he’s fluent in three languages) so opponents can’t pick up on them. Sneaky! Overcoming Lyme disease (she missed 17 games last year) to lead her team to the WNBA finals
The Winner: Tie
Illustrations: John Kenzie


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