Originally Posted by JtotheIzzo
And what is this shit about Chuck being lazy? he was the hardest working man on the floor for much of his career.
The fact that he was frequently out of shape or enter the season out of shape and just work his way into shape during the regular season.
The biggest reason why Barkley was a better playoff performer than Malone was because he would conserve his energy in the regular season and save it all for the post-season whereas Malone was somebody that gave you his all out night in and night out regular season or post-season, didn't matter.
I don't know about you but I'm a big fan of consistency and Malone was spectacular at that. Comparing Malone to Barkley is almost like comparing LeBron to Wade to me with LeBron being Malone and Wade being Barkley.
Barkley wasn't much of a leader either compared to Malone. As I had stated, Malone was someone who gave you his all night in and night out, and had a contagious work-ethic. However, Barkley was someone who didn't have as strong of a work-ethic and was a pretty bad leader for the most part. He was a head case who fought his teammates in the locker-room, went out drinking all the time, was out of shape frequently, etc.
I personally want my star to be looking up upon, not down upon which is why I give Malone the edge over Barkley.
Malone wasn't more individually talented than Barkley but he was somewhat close in that area and I believe the intangibles such as leadership skills, defense, work-ethic, etc. ultimately make Malone better than Barkley.