Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. Nicknamed "the Mailman", he played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton. Malone also played one season for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14-time NBA All-Star, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. His 36,928 career points scored rank second all-time in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and he holds the records for most free throws attempted and made, in addition to being tied for the second-most first-team All-NBA selections with Kobe Bryant and behind LeBron James. He is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. Malone played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University.
|Born:||July 24, 1963, Summerfield, Louisiana|
|Listed height:||6 ft 9 in|
|Listed weight:||250 lb|
|High school:||Summerfield, (Summerfield, Louisiana)|
|College:||Louisiana Tech (1982–1985)|
|NBA draft:||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13, Utah Jazz|
|IMDb:||Karl Malone's IMDb|
About Karl Malone
Hall of Fame forward for the Utah Jazz known as "The Mailman," who played alongside the NBA's great assist man, John Stockton. He was named NBA MVP in 1997 and 1999 and was selected to 14 NBA All-Star teams.
Growing up in Louisiana, he worked on a farm hunting, chopping trees, and fishing. He was drafted 13th overall in 1985 after playing four seasons at Louisiana Tech University.
In his last year in the league he joined the Los Angeles Lakers to try and win his first championship, but his Lakers were defeated in the Finals by the Detroit Pistons.
He married Kay Kinsey in 1990. His daughter Cheryl Ford became a WNBA forward and his son Demetress Bell became a pro football player.
He played alongside superstar shooting guard Kobe Bryant during his lone season with the Lakers.
Information related to Karl Malone
- Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball coaches
- Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball players
- Sportspeople from Ruston, Louisiana
- Sportspeople from Newport Beach, California
- Utah Jazz draft picks
- National Basketball Association players with retired numbers
- Basketball players at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in basketball
- Basketball players at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Utah Jazz players
- Basketball players from Louisiana
- African-American basketball coaches
- Los Angeles Lakers players
- United States men's national basketball team players
- Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductees
- National Basketball Association All-Stars
- Louisiana Republicans