Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. He was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14-time All-Star, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. He also competed with the United States national team in the Summer Olympic Games of 1992 and 1996. Malone was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 twice – for his individual career, and as aMember of the 1992 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team.
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Karl Anthony Malone is an American retired professional basketball player. He is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. He was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, a 14-time All-Star, and an 11-time member of the All-NBA first team. Malone also competed with the United States national team in the Summer Olympic Games of 1992 and 1996; in both years he won gold medals. After retiring from the NBA, Malone joined the staff of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team in 2007. Malone was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 twice – for his individual career, and as aMember of the 1992 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team. His father, Shedrick Hay, was raising a family with another woman he married and committed suicide when Karl Malone was 3; Malone first disclosed that suicide in 1994. Malone attended Summerfield High School and led his basketball team to three consecutive Louisiana Class C titles from 1979 to his senior season in 1981. In the 1985 NBA draft, the Utah Jazz selected Malone with the 13th overall pick. He played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University. Malone appeared in the playoffs every season in his career, including the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 with the Jazz. His 36,928 career points scored rank second all-time inNBA 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.
In his second season with Louisiana Tech, Malone averaged 18. 7 points and 9. 3 rebounds per game. He made the 1986 NBA All-Rookie Team after coming in third for Rookie of the Year votes. In 1988, he was the leading scorer of the game between February 1 and April 3, 1987, and was the first of 14 consecutive All-Stars for the end of the season. He also played in the 1988 NBA Game on the strength of strength of 27 points per game, and made his first All-star Game on strength of 24 points and 24 rebounds in April 1988. In 1998, he played in his third Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he played his final season in 2004. He won the NBA MVP award in 1998. In 2008, Malone was the floor general for the NBA’s “All-Star Game of the Century” in New York City. In 2010, he became the first player to be inducted in the NBA Hall of Famer class. In 2011, he helped the Louisiana State University Bulldogs win their first-ever NCAA tournament. In 2012, Malone helped the team win the Southland Conference championship. In 2013, he led the Louisiana state team to its first- ever NCAA tournament in 1984 and to first place in theSouthland Conference in 1985. In 2014, he won the Southlands Conference championship and was an All-Southland selection.