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Name: Karl Malone                                                                   
Born: 24 July 1963 Bernice, Louisiana                                               
Karl Anthony Malone (born July 27, 1963, in Bernice, Louisiana) is a retired       
American professional basketball player. He was nicknamed in college as the         
Mailman for his consistency ("the mailman always delivers") and his work in the     
post. Malone twice won the NBA Most Valuable Player award. He is generally         
considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history, and has scored the   
second most points in NBA history, trailing only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.               
On May 30, 2007, Malone was named director of basketball promotion and assistant   
strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech University in     
Malone spent his first 18 seasons (1985–2003) as the star player for the Utah     
Jazz. He then played one season (2003-04) for the Los Angeles Lakers before         
Even though his teams never won a championship, Malone was more famous for his     
extremely well-defined physique, which resembled that of a bodybuilder. Along       
with Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Dominique Wilkins, Elgin Baylor, Reggie       
Miller, Pete Maravich, and his longtime Jazz teammate John Stockton, he is         
considered to be one of the best players never to have won a championship.         
Malone's jersey was retired on March 23, 2006, when the Jazz hosted the             
Washington Wizards. He was also honored with the unveiling of a bronze statue       
outside the EnergySolutions Arena next to teammate John Stockton, and the           
renaming of a portion of 100 South St. in Salt Lake City in his honor. The         
intersection where the Stockton and Malone statues stand is now the intersection   
of Stockton and Malone.