Karl Malone is a famous retired American basketball player. He is one of the best professional basketballs to be placed in power forward position. He played professional basketball for the “Utah Jazz” and “Los Angeles Lakers” in the NBA in 1985 to 2004. Now Let’s have a quick look at the Career, Net worth and achievements of Karl Malone in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Karl Anthony Malone was born in the year 1963, 24th July. His place of birth in Summerfield, Louisiana. He did his schooling from local Summerfield High School. There he performed very well and led his school basketball team. He recruited by the University of Arkansas basketball coach Eddie Sutton, but he joined at Louisiana Tech University which was near his home.
Due to low grade for freshman eligibility, he joined Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Basketball team in his second year. There he played under Coach Andy Russo. In the 1985 NBA Draft, Malone selected at no. 13th by the team “Utah Jazz,” and his professional career started. Malone loves fishing and hunting that’s why he owns a summer home near Kenai River in Alaska.
On 24th December 1990, Malone gets married to Kay Kinsey, who is the winner of Miss Idaho USA in the year 1988. They have three daughters Kadee, Kylee, Karlee, and one son Karl Jr. (K.J.). Karl Jr. played football at LSU and was invited to join 2018 NFL Combine. In the late 1980s, while Malone started his professional career, a paternity lawsuit filed against him. He alleged that he was the father of three children, two by Bonita Ford and one by Gloria Bell. Malone accepted his fatherhood of Ford twins.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Malone began his career professionally as a basketball player for Utah Jazz in 1985. Malone is one of the best power forwards in the history of the NBA. He is also known as “The Mailman” in the field for his consistent delivery. He played 18 seasons for Utah Jazz from 1985 to 2003 and one season for Los Angeles Lakers from 2003 to 2004.
He formed a duo with his teammate John Stockton while he played for Utah Jazz. Malone represents the United States in 1992 Barcelona Olympic and 1996 Atlanta Olympic. In his leading, the Utah Jazz won 60 games for the first time in team history in 1994-1995.
During his 19 year careers, he achieved the honor of two times NBA most valuable player, 11 times member of the ALL-NBA first team, and 14 times NBA all-star. He scored 36,928 points in his career rank second all-time in NBA history. He holds the record for most free throws attempted and made and held the record for the second most first team ALL NBA selection. In 2010, he instated to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
He played his last game with Los Angeles Lakers in 2004 after that he announced his retirement. Malone returned to the Utah Jazz to work as an assistant coach. He was also debuting his acting career in 1994 film Rockwell and debut his wrestling career in 1998.
Net Worth & Earnings
As a successful professional basketball player, Malone earns so much respect and lots of money. His estimated net worth is $90 million and received $104 million from his salary.
He achieved all the success through his dedication and hard work. Moreover, He is a better person than a player. He donates lots of money. For his never give up personality, a bronze statue was made outside the Energy Solutions Arena next to his best teammate John Stockton.