Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by Niners99:
and the best PF in NBA history
Karl Malone accomplished absolutely nothing in his prime.
Only when Barkley, Hakeem were way past their primes, and the Kemp Sonics imploded did the Jazz make the Finals.
One of the most overrated players in NBA history.
all time leading scorers:
1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 38,387
2. Karl Malone - 36,928
3. Michael Jordan - 32,292
4. Wilt Chamberlain - 31,419
5. Shaquille O'Neal - 28,255
34. Tim Duncan - 20,330
Malone is also 1st in NBA history in free throws attempted and made, as well as 1st in defensive rebounds.
i watched Malone play alot more than most other people. he was that good, and he was the best PF ever. people have the same bias against Malone that they do with Barry Bonds. you dont like Malone, you think hes an ass, and a crappy person, so you laugh off the notion that the NBA's 2nd all time leading scorer might be the best to play his position.
basketball is a team sport. Malone not winning any titles shouldnt detract from how hes remembered as a player. he was an MVP caliber force that could dominate the paint, and stick a fade jumper in your face on the perimeter.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Apr 6, 2010 at 02:36:49 ]