Earlier this week I took a close look at John Stockton and Isiah Thomas. Today I’m going to put two all-time great power forwards who were teammates on the 1992 “Dream Team” — Charles Barkley and Karl Malone — under the microscope.by
I just finished re-reading Jack McCallum’s entertaining book Dream Team, the story of how the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball team was assembled and then proceeded to destroy its competition in Barcelona.
Those of you who were alive at the time will no doubt remember the biggest controversy when the team was announced: John Stockton was chosen over Isiah Thomas. I don’t want to rehash that debate here — McCallum has lots of inside information about what transpired in his book — but I would like to take a look back at these two players, pit them head-to-head to see who comes out on top in a comparison of their careers.by