Karl Malone

Karl Malone

Basketball Player

Karl Anthony Malone is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "the Mailman", he is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history.

Full Name
Jul 24, 1963
6′ 9″
Net Worth


Karl Anthony Malone was born on July 24, 1963, in Summerfield, Louisiana. His zodiac sign is Leo and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of Shirley and Moses Malone, and he has three siblings. At age 14, Karl moved to Arkansas to live with his mother's sister after his parents separated.

Malone first started playing basketball in high school and soon developed into a star player. After graduating from high school, he attended Louisiana Tech University where he played college basketball for four years. During this time period, Malone became one of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history. In 1985 he was selected as the 13th overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the NBA Draft and began his professional career with them. During his 19 year tenure with the team, Malone made an impact right away and over time became one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He won two MVP awards during his time with the Jazz and also helped lead them to two NBA Finals appearances but unfortunately lost both times.

In 2003 Malone left the Jazz to join forces with Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant on the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming their oldest active player at age 40. Although they were unable to win an NBA Championship that year, he still enjoyed a successful season averaging 13 points per game at age 40. He retired from basketball shortly afterwards in 2004.

Throughout Karl's career, he averaged 25 points per game which ranked him second all-time behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and also ranks 5th all-time in total rebounds at 14,968. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History by 1996.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1963</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Karl Malone is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 24, 1963, Karl Malone was born in Summerfield, Louisiana.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signed by the Utah Jazz</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malone signs a free agent contract with the Utah Jazz.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1987</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named to All-Star Team</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malone earns his first All-Star selection as part of the Western Conference team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named MVP of the NBA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malone is named the 1997 NBA Most Valuable Player, becoming the oldest player to win the award at 34 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Gold Medal at Olympics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malone and the USA men's basketball team win gold at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Signs with Lakers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malone signs a one year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Retires from NBA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Karl Malone retires from the NBA after 19 seasons in the league.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Karl Malone is a great role model for young athletes. He has been an ambassador for the game of basketball and has set an example of hard work and dedication that has inspired many. He is also a great example of sportsmanship and respect for his opponents.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Athlete</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Karl Malone is one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, an All-Star 14 times, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. His achievements on the court speak for themselves.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Great Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Karl Malone was very active in giving back to the community. He was involved in many charitable organizations and worked to help those less fortunate than him. He has helped countless people with his time, money and resources and continues to be an inspiration to many.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Second All-Time Leading Scorer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Karl Malone is the second all-time leading scorer in the NBA with 36,928 points. He is only surpassed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38,387 points.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Played in Most NBA Seasons</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Karl Malone played for 19 seasons in the NBA, more than any other player in league history.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won Two Olympic Gold Medals</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Karl Malone won two gold medals playing for Team USA in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Also Played Football</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to basketball, Karl Malone also played football while attending Louisiana Tech University. He left after one season to focus on basketball.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Karl Malone was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 along with his former teammate, Gary Payton.</p></div>


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