Karl Malone

Basketball Player Karl Malone

Full Name: Karl Anthony Malone, nicknamed "the Mailman"
Profession: Basketball Player

United States of America

Biography: Karl Malone is regarded as one of the greatest power forwards in basketball history.

Malone was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1985 and spent his first 18 NBA seasons in Salt Lake City where he formed a famous duo with his teammate John Stockton.

He was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1997, 1999), a 14-time NBA All-Star and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team.

Malone scored 36,928 career points ranking second all-time in NBA history behind the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He also earned Olympic gold medals with the US Team at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Games.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

Born: July 24, 1963
Birthplace: Summeerfield, Louisiana, USA
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1989-02-12 39th NBA All-Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, Texas West beats East, 143-134; MVP: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz, forward
  • 1993-02-21 43rd NBA All-Star Game, Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT: West beats East, 135-132 (OT); MVPs: Karl Malone, Utah Jazz F; John Stockton, Utah Jazz, PG
  • 2000-01-29 Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; finishes with 35 in a 96-94 loss to Minnesota; behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419)
  • 2002-01-30 Utah's Karl Malone becomes 2nd player in NBA history to register 34,000 career points by scoring 18 in a 90-78 win over Chicago at the Delta Center; trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points)
  • 2022-03-19 LeBron James moves past Karl Malone (36,909) into second on NBA's all-time scoring list with 38 points in LA Lakers' 127-119 loss to Washington Wizards; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leads (38,387)

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