Barkley’s apex was definitely better, but not so much better that it outweighed Malone’s longevity and consistency.

Bill Simmons

Karl Malone

# 32 Utah Jazz

25PTS

3.6AST

10.1TRB

0.8BLK

1.4STL

3.1TOV

League MVP

All-Star

All-Star MVP

All-NBA First Team

Charles Barkley

# 34 Phoenix Suns

22.1PTS

3.9AST

11.7REB

0.8BLK

1.5STL

3.1TOV

League MVP

All-Star

All-Star MVP

All-NBA First Team