From: United States
ORIGINAL: David Levine
Knowing what you know now, and it's the mid-80s....
You have a choice of starting your team with John Stockton or Karl Malone....which one do you choose? There are no guarantees as to who you get to round out the rest of your team. But assume you will only have one or the other. Which guy do you choose?
Don't have to think twice
As underrated of a superstar as there has ever been in the league.
No holes in his game. Amazing on offense, just as good on defense, and most nights he was, low key, the toughest SOB on the floor.
And you knew he was going to play every single day. Every. Day.
IMO, the most underrated player ever.
NBA All-Time Assists and Steals leader.
Stockton has 3700 more assists than the player with the second most assists. Let that one sink in.
Unselfish in every aspect of the game. Best G pick setter I have ever seen play.
Controlled the game on both ends. Never looked for his first.
Low-key, quiet, no endorsements, team-first, superstar player. All substance, no flash. He could have been flashy and less unselfish, but he was all about winning and putting teammates in a position to succeed. The ultimate professional. The ultimate teammate.
The most durable player to ever play in the NBA.