Monday, December 15, 2008

Never having two bad games in a row over 19 seasons

The SLC paper had a note this weekend about former Jazz stars John Stockton and Karl Malone, who played together for nearly two decades in Utah.

"One became the NBA's all-time leader in assists and steals. The other finished his career as the NBA's second-leading all-time scorer."

Stockton recalls his former teammate's remarkable consistency and work ethic:

"The beauty of Karl was he never had two bad games in a row. And his idea of a bad game might surprise you. In his mind, it might have been 25 points and 10 rebounds. You could not beat him into the weight room in the morning. Here's the best power forward to ever play and he's beating you into the weight room. That was remarkable."