"Best Scorer" is a difficult thing to quantify. For most it's massive point totals in games or season averages... for me it's consistently scoring when it's needed. In the case of Kareem and Malone it was for 20 years each.
Jordan had a chance to put this debate to rest but he retired twice.... so if it's potential he'd win in my book.... if it's actual it's got to be Kareem. Malone gets overlooked a lot here as well...... in fact he gets overlooked in just about all of these debates as one of the best players of all time. For example I'd put him above Duncan as the best PF ever.
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