Without a doubt, the most talented duo to ever play basketball and NOT win a title goes to John Stockton and Karl Malone. Combined, the two played a NBA record 1,142 games together. Stockton was the model of consistency, rarely missing a game. He always played good, hard-nosed defense. Karl Malone was able to beautifully execute the pick-n-roll with Stockton like no other players have ever before.