Accomplishments: 14x All-Star, 2x MVP, 11x First Team All-NBA, 2x All-Star Game MVP
Team(s): Jazz, Lakers
Stats: 25.0 PPG, 10.1 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.4 SPG, 0.8 BPG
Finals appearances: 3 (1997, 1998, 2004)
As the 2012-13 Los Angeles Lakers struggled, a lot of people drew comparisons to the 2003-04 team. The main difference? The preceding had four future/current Hall of Famers: Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton, Shaquille O' Neal, and Karl Malone.
The team actually made it to the NBA Finals, where they lost to the Pistons 4-1 in what was "The Mailman's" third and final trip. While Payton would eventually win his ring in 2006 with Miami, Malone would retire soon after.
That said, he's still one of the greatest power forwards ever. His name was synonymous with dominance as he averaged 27.1 points and 10.6 rebounds in the '90s and has two MVPs to show for it. Then there's what's not in the statistical category: that pesky Stockton-Malone pick and roll. He's also the second all-time leader in scoring, and a bit of a jerk as well.