When we talking about the famous duos in the NBA, we first think about Jordan & Pippen or Shaq & Kobe. The NBA had great duos in the history and Stockton & Malone is one of them.
They played together in Utah from 1985 to 2003. We all remember how they executed the pick & roll which is their signature play.
John Stockton is one of the greatest passer like Magic Johnson or Jason Kidd. He ended is career with 10.5 assists per game. Stock is ranked 1st on the all-time passing list with 15.806 dishes. For those who don’t know what it represents, Jason Kidd is 2nd on the list with 12.091 units. He has approximately 400+ than Kidd. John Stockton had the best bounce pass in the league, Magic Johnson said.
Karl Malone is the 2nd best scorer in NBA history behind Wilt Chamberlain (he has 36.928 points). In his career, he averaged 25 points & 10.1 rebounds. He was named MVP of the regular season in 1997 & 1999. The Mailman also won the All-Star Game MVP in 1989 & 1993 (co-MVP with John Stockton).
We can mesure how the duo was efficient with the fact they reached the playoffs every season they played together, 19 with the Jazz. Only Malone has left the Jazz to join the Lakers in 2003 to try to win a championship but they have lost against the Pistons in the finals.
Every time they reached the finals with the Jazz (1997 & 1998), they have faced the Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. At this time Stockton & Malone were at their prime but it was not enough to beat the trio Jordan-Pippen-Rodman.
In 1992, Both took part to the Olympics in Barcelona with the Dream Team. It shows you which kind of players they were. Being in this team is not given to all.
The Jazz brothers ended their career at 40.