Social media isn't taking too kindly to the upcoming John Stockton and Karl Malone interviews

It's hard to find fans of Karl Malone and John Stockton these days.
Malone and Stockton pre-game
Malone and Stockton pre-game / Jed Jacobsohn/GettyImages

John Stockton and Karl Malone have a chokehold on the conversation around the greatest point guard and power forwards of all time; they have to be in the conversation just due to their sheer dominance across three decades. They're also the greatest two players in Jazz history, and as well, one of the best duos in NBA history.

They're also two of the most reviled men in the history of the NBA outside of the state of Utah (and even inside). If you want proof of that, just look at the top comments on the Utah Jazz's Twitter page where they announced a duo-interview with Malone and Stockton.

It's not very welcomed. The comments being made on the post aren't ones we can really repeat, but all you have to do is click the Tweet below and see hundreds of messages basically telling the Jazz that no one wants to hear from these two.

And maybe for good reason.

Stockton for his part, has embraced and spouted some pretty messed up conspiracy theories, all of which have been debunked, and has taken to defending people who took part in the January 6, 2021 insurrection attempt. Stockton's rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with his conspiracy theories and nonsense, but there are some who will still defend the Gonzaga alum.

Malone, on the other hand, isn't able to be defended and you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who would defend him considering the things he's done. Malone's off-the-court behavior is commonly known these days. The accusations against him are not for the faint of heart and the man has never done anything to try and deny the allegations. Considering those allegations involved settling a paternity suit after impregnating a teenage girl while he was at LSU, it's hard for him to really deny the allegations. If he even could.

Plus there was the whole attempt to flirt with Kob Bryant's wife when they were teammates. Just a lot of sleazy, gross, and sometimes illegal stories being told about Malone.

Their reputations are marred by their off-the-court nonsense, and it's hard for the fans of the NBA or of the Utah Jazz specifically, to still see the two men as the famed heroes they once were on the court. The glory days of watching the two-man power trip of Malone and Stockton are over. Now, we just have to deal with the reality that the men who were once cheered and celebrated are no longer worthy of that adoration.

They are figments of a bygone time and should be left alone. The Jazz are a rising franchise in a booming market, the last thing they need is to get involved in controversial figures like Malone and Stockton.

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