Karl Malone

Karl Malone

Karl Malone (nacido el 24 de julio de 1963 en Summerfield, Luisiana) es un exjugador de baloncesto estadounidense, miembro del Basketball Hall of Fame que disputó 19 temporadas en la NBA, 18 de ellas en los Utah Jazz, donde formó, junto con el base John Stockton, una de las parejas más relevantes de la historia de la NBA.[1]​
A lo largo de su carrera consiguió dos medallas de oro en Juegos Olímpicos,[2]​ dos premios a jugador más valioso de la NBA y 11 nominaciones en el mejor quinteto de la NBA, siendo además el quinto jugador que más veces ha estado seleccionado para disputar el All-Star Game de la NBA con 14 convocatorias. Malone es el segundo máximo anotador de la historia de la NBA con 36.928 puntos, sólo por detrás de Kareem Abdul-Jabbar con 38.387.
Era conocido por el sobrenombre de "The Mailman" (el cartero) por su capacidad de anotación, su velocidad y su reparto de canastas.[3]​

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Karl Anthony Malone, nicknamed "The Mailman", is a retired American professional basketball power forward. He spent his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Utah Jazz and formed a formidable duo with his teammate John Stockton. Malone 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. He scored the second most career points in NBA history (36,928), and holds the records for most free throws attempted and made. He is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. Malone played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University. In his three seasons with Louisiana Tech, he helped the Bulldogs basketball team to its first-ever NCAA tournament in 1984 and to first place in the Southland Conference in 1985. The Utah Jazz drafted Malone in 1985 with the 13th overall pick in the first round. Malone appeared in the playoffs every season in his career, including the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998 with the Jazz. He played his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he played his third Finals in 2004. Internationally, Malone 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 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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