Needless to say us Jazz fans were spoiled for a long long time to have these two
together for so long. Everyone who has played since is kind of unfortunate cos
they suffer in comparison.As good as they were though, they could
never win a title. Seems kind of strange that two out and out legends could
never get it done. Any thoughts as to why? I know what my guess is..
You need to have 8-10 players completely buy in to what you want to accomplish.
There were never more than three. However this duo will probably go down in
history as the best ever..
Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.
Bloggy The best ever to play together on the same team!
Two professionals who brought it every night. It amazes me how everyone seems
to measure success by the number of championships won. I don't agree. I
believe both of these guys gave it their all, along with many others, especially
Larry Miller & his family. Character matters, and the Jazz organization is a
class act.Go Jazz!
I think Bloggy was listing his 2 reasons why S&M never won a title.
Live-In-AZ: I totally agree with you that we shouldn't measure their success by
the number of championships won. Only 7 teams won the championshipe during the
time Malone plays (19 years). The most important thing is, everytime these duo
play, we got excitment and joy.
John and Karl never won a championship because they needed an all star center to
play with. Unfortunately, they never got him.When the Jazz added
Hornacek that made them better but it wasn't enough to get them over the
hump.Still ... I wouldn't trade all those great years for a one and
done championship.As Jazz fans we tend to forget that good to great
seasons were common during Karl and John's time. How many other teams have gone
to the NBA playoffs for 20 straight seasons? (1984-2003)Answer ...
only two: Portland (21) and Philadelphia (22)
Studs absolute studds