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Karl Malone Wiki Biography
Karl Anthony Malone was born on 24 July 1963, in Summerfield, Louisiana USA, into a family of nine children. Karl was a basketball player. a power forward now retired, also known under his nickname of the Mailman, earned for his consistent playing including scoring points. Malone was active in the NBA between 1985 and 2004, playing all but his last season with the Utah Jazz.
So just how rich is Karl Malone? Sources estimate that his current net worth is $75 million; he accumulated $104 million from his salary alone, experiencing his best year for earnings in 2002-2003 when the Utah Jazz paid him $19.2 million.
Karl Malone Net Worth $75 Million
Karl Malone attended the local Summerfield High School, and lead them to three state basketball titles. Obviously this brought him to the notice of several colleges, and Arkansas University, attempted to persuade him to join them, but Malone opted for Louisiana Tech University because it was closer to his home. In his second year Karl joined the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team, which finished the 1984-85 top of the Southland Conference, and reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in the college’s history. Karl was an All-Southland selection in all of his three years with the Bulldogs.
Karl Malone was picked 13th by the Utah Jazz in the 1985 NBA Draft, and won selection to the All-Rookie NBA team that season. He continued to improve steadily, such that he was selected in 14 NBA All-Star games – twice being the MVP – and was twice voted the MVP in the NBA for the entire season. Karl finished his time with the Jazz as their all-time leading scorer, with a career average of 25 points per game, and total points which put him second on the NBA all-time list. Malone and the team never won a championship, but consistently won the Western Conference to enter the play-offs, and did make the NBA Finals series in 1997, only to lose to the Michael Jordan-lead Chicago Bulls. Of course, these seasons with the Utah Jazz were extremely beneficial for Karl Malone’ net worth.
Regretfully, it was a similar story in 2004 with the Los Angeles Lakers, who he joined with the specific goal of winning a championship, but the team lost to the Detroit Pistons in the Finals series.
Karl’s last few years were marred by serious knee injuries, especially in his last season, but he still contributed significantly to both his teams’ efforts. After his season with the Lakers, Malone became a free agent. He had knee surgery during the summer of 2004, and personal problems with Lakers guard Kobe Bryant prompted Malone not to return for another season with the team. Even though his agent insinuated that he might sign a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, this was not the case. At a press conference in February 2005 at the Utah Jazz’s Delta Center, Malone officially announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons, and nearly 1900 games.
However, in the international arena, Karl Malone had much better luck, being a member of the US team at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympic Games, which won gold medals.
In addition to his game-playing records and achievements, Karl Malone was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
In 2007, Malone became director of basketball promotion and assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech University and donated $350,000 to the university athletic department. Currently the legendary basketball player is a big man coach at the Utah Jazz.
In his personal life, Malone married Kay Kinsey, a former beauty queen, in 1990, and they have four children. Karl also fathered three children prior to his marriage.
|Full Name||Karl Malone|
|Net Worth||$75 Million|
|Date Of Birth||24 July 1963|
|Place Of Birth||Summerfield, Louisiana, United States|
|Height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Weight||265 lbs (120 kg)|
|Profession||Wrestler, Basketball player, Actor|
|Education||Louisiana Tech University|
|Spouse||Kay Kinsey (m. 1990)|
|Children||Demetress Bell, Cheryl Ford, K.J. Malone, Daryl Ford, Kadee Malone, Karlee Malone, Karl Malone, Jr., Kylee Malone|
|Parents||Shirley Malone, Shedrick Hay|
|Siblings||Dan Malone, Tiffany Turner|
|Nicknames||The Mailman , Karl Anthony Malone|
|Awards||NBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team|
|Nominations||Best NBA Player ESPY Award|
|Movies||Rockwell: A Legend of the Wild West, NBA Hardwood Classics: Hardwood Heroes|
|1||Always wears two wrist-bands|
|2||Known for a brutal and intense style of physical play|
|3||Uttering what appears to be a prayer to himself before shooting a free-throw in an NBA game (he refuses to tell interviewers what he’s actually saying).|
|1||(July 16) Signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the veteran’s minimum salary of $1.5 million. |
|2||His retired jersey #32 at Salt Lake City. [March 2006]|
|3||Settled both paternity cases (Ford twins and Demetress Bell) out of court without acknowledging paternity in either.|
|4||Became the oldest player (40 years) in NBA history to record a “triple double”, with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in a November 30, 2003, game against the San Antonio Spurs. He also became the oldest player ever to score 30 points in a post-season game in 2004 against the Houston Rockets.|
|5||Phil Jackson stated in his memoirs that Malone was the only player he didn’t hug goodbye at the end of the disappointing 2003-2004 season, despite the fact that a feud or tension was never reported or mentioned between the two.|
|6||LA Lakers great Magic Johnson offered to un-retire his #32 jersey so Malone could wear it once he was signed to the Lakers because Malone wore 32 his entire tenure in Utah. Malone respectfully declined and chose #11.|
|7||Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.|
|8||Wrestled one match on a WCW Pay Per View teaming with Diamond Dallas Page to take on Hulk Hogan and Dennis Rodman.|
|9||Was one of the most vocal protesters against Earvin Magic Johnson coming back to play in the NBA for the 1992-1993 season, the season after Magic was forced to retire after testing positive for AIDS.|
|10||Credits former Utah Jazz coach Frank Layden with making him the player he became. After Layden resigned midway through the 1988-1989 season, Karl played the rest of the season with “Frank” written on the heels of his basketball shoes as a tribute.|
|11||Member of the 1992 (Dream Team) and 1996 gold medal US Basketball team.|
|12||Is a staunch Republican and member of the National Rifle Association.|
|13||Malone’s four children with his wife: Kadee (born 1991), Kylee (born 1993), Karl Jr., (born 1995) and Karlee (born 1998).|
|14||Admitted to fathering twins (Cheryl and Daryl Ford, born June 1981) with Bonita Ford, but denies paternity of a third child (NFL offensive tackle Demetress Bell) with Gloria Bell, born three years later. |
|15||Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain‘s 31,419 points to become second only to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA’s career scoring list. [December 2000]|
|16||Plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted by the Jazz in 1985 and has appeared in the NBA All-Star 11 times. Acting is one of many sidelines to Karl’s NBA career.|