More like Charles Barkley was the Undisputed Best Powerfwer Forward Ever for 10 Years in a Row (1985-1995) Untill his Body Began to Decline in 1994-95 (1st his Back Problems then Knee Problems).
barkley was only better than malone in 1986, '87, '88, '89, '90, and '93 (6 years)
malone was better than barkley in 1991, '92, '94, '95, '96, '97, '98, '99
and then you take into consideration all the games that were missed by barkley..
And NO Malone was Never a More Dominant Offensive Force than Barkley Inside the 3-Point Region.
maybe, maybe not. but there is a 3 point line in basketball, and over the combination of inside and outside games, malone wins this one.
This is how they Both Worked...Malone Shooting More and Less Effective. Incredible Less Effective with THE GOAT CREATOR: John Stockton
Barkley shot 58.13% Two-Point FG at 21.6 PPG on 12.9...Two Point FGAs Pg
Malone shot 51.9% Tw-Point FG FG at 24.7 PPG on 17.5...Two-Point FGAs PG PG
Play-Offs: Where Malone ALWAYS Declined:
Barkley shot 55.13% FG at 22.5 PPG on 14.5 ...Two-Point FGAs PG
Malone shot 46.6% Two-Point FG at 24.6 PPG on 19.3...Two-Point FGAs PG
BARKLEY WAS SHAQ-LIKE INSIDE THE 3-POINT LINE
Malone Needed STOCKTON To Score..NEVER IN THE LEVEL OF BARKLEY...Especially Play-Offs!!!
nobody cares about 2point fg%. it wasn't malone's fault that barkley was lazy and often settled for 3 pointers that had no chance going in, so this can't be used against him.
as for playoff failings - barkley failed more times if not more than malone.
barkley's playoff failings:
1987 - lost in first round of the playoffs, barkley was the most disappointing player in the series (4.4to), almost getting outplayed by mo cheeks, and other players stepped up alot more.
maurics cheeks stepped up with 17.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 8.8apg, 1.8spg, 0.8bpg
julius erving had 18.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 3.4apg, 1.4spg, 1.2bpg
(1988 did not even make the playoffs
1989 - swept in the first round
barkley was 2nd most disappointing behind hersey hawkins in this series, and wasn't even his teams best player in the series, mo cheeks was.
cheeks had 17.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 13.0apg, 2.3spg, and 0.3bpg
even ron anderson stepped up his game more than barkley in this one.
1990 - barely get by the .500 cavs, then get destroyed by the bulls in the second round.
again doesn't step up to the plate like a best player on a team should. hersey hawkins steps up the most here: 23.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, 1.2spg, 0.7bpt
(1992 did not even make the playoffs
1996 - destroyed in the first round of the playoffs
1997 - now the second best player on the team, almost gets outplayed by the third best player on the team (drexler)
1998 - loses in first round, almost outplayed by matt maloney
1999 - destroyed in the first round