Karl Malone

American basketball player

Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career with the Utah Jazz, except for the last year of his career, where he played for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is 2nd place on the list of basketball players who have scored the most points all time. Before entering the NBA, he played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University where he earned the nickname, The Mailman for his consistency and his work in the post. Some people think he is the greatest player who did not win an NBA championship, while others argue it could be teammate John Stockton, Charles Barkley or Patrick Ewing.

Karl Malone
Malone in 1997
Personal information
Born (1963-07-24) July 24, 1963 (age 60)
Summerfield, Louisiana
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolSummerfield
(Summerfield, Louisiana)
CollegeLouisiana Tech (1982–1985)
NBA draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career1985–2004
PositionPower forward
Number32, 11
Coaching career2007–2011
Career history
As player:
19852003Utah Jazz
2003–2004Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
2007–2011Louisiana Tech (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points36,928 (25.0 ppg)
Rebounds14,968 (10.1 rpg)
Assists5,238 (3.5 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
Men's Basketball
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona National team
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta National team

Malone had a professional wrestling match at World Championship Wrestling (WCW)'s Bash at the Beach in 1998, where he teamed with Diamond Dallas Page to face Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman.[1]

In 1999 NBA season he won MVP award.[2]

References change

  1. "Karl Malone & Diamond Dallas Page vs. Dennis Rodman & Hulk Hogan: Bash at the Beach 1998". WWE. Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. "N.B.A.: M.V.P. AWARD; Malone Wins 2d Award in 3 Years". The New York Times. 4 June 1999.

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