All I'm saying is their was 2 years when they were both in their primes and Jordan was not playing that they could've won. Also didn't Malone play till like 2004? I think he had plenty of opportunities himself to get a ring including playing with Shaq and Kobe.
have you looked at the Jazz roster of the 90's? it was far below average after Stockton... until they got Jeff Hornacek as a reliable 3rd man and BOOM 2 trips to the finals. They also lost to the eventual NBA champion Rockets as well, which is what ever team that faced them did for those 2 years.
Malone was charged with carrying those teams, especially the scoring load nearly on his own. Yes Stockton delivered the ball, played excellent defense on the perimeter, but it was Malone that was the main guy on offense and every team knew it come playoff time.