Karl Malone

An American retired professional basketball player is named for Karl Malone. He played the power forward position and spent his first 18 seasons (1985-2003) in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Utah Jazz. He also played one season for the Los Angeles Lakers. Moreover, he 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 is considered one of the greatest power forwards in NBA history. He 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 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010 twice. Regarding his jersey number, Malone wore number 32 for the Utah Jazz. He wore number 11 for the Los Angeles Lakers (number 32 was retired honoring Magic Johnson, though Johnson himself offered to have it unretired for Malone to wear, and offer Malone refused) and also for the Dream Team (the players wore 4 to 15 to adhere to FIBA rules). Malone was photographed with a number 32 jersey at his Lakers introductory press conference. 

Karl Malone Asked NBA Legends To Pray For Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan

Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone asked the former NBA superstars and Hall of Famers on the Twitter live to keep his head coach Jerry Sloan in their thoughts and prayers. At the end of the broadcast, the guys were showing their appreciation for one another as they were saying goodbye. Malone asked the players one thing at the end. “I need to say this because I know that (John) Stockton and I have been talking a lot recently,” Malone stated. “Coach (Jerry) Sloan is not doing well, so I want you guys to pray for coach Sloan. Malone also showed his appreciation for the players that they spent the last hour exchanging stories with. “I want to say this, Stock, you already know how I feel about you, you know I love you to death,” Malone said. “All of the other guys here, you guys brought out the best in us. You guys brought out the best in the Utah Jazz and myself. I am grateful for you guys, you guys made me the player that I was.” 

Famous For

  • Being regarded as one of the best power forwards in the NBA’s history. 
  • Being an expert in scoring, blocking, rebounding, and shooting during the course of play. 
  • Being played as a Power forward for his team.
  • Being known as “The Mailman” for his consistent delivery.
  • For collecting two regular-season MVP Awards, eleven NBA First Team nominations and was also selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team three times.


Where does Karl Malone live?

Karl Malone was born on 24th July 1963 with the birth name/ real name of Karl Anthony Malone. His birthplace is in Summerfield, Louisiana. He is an American by nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed. His race is black. His horoscope sign is Leo and his religion is Christian. He was born to his parents; Shirley Malone (mother) and Shedrick Hay (father). He is the youngest of nine children. He was raised by his mother. As a child, he worked as a farmer. 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. He went to Summerfield high school and basketball during high school years. He was recruited by the University of Kansas but he went to Louisiana State University that was closer to home. He also played college basketball at Louisiana Tech University. He played for the Bulldogs basketball team. He is currently residing at his Ruston, Louisiana house. As of 2019, he celebrated his 56th birthday. 

How was the career of Karl Malone?

  • In the 1985 NBA draft, Karl Malone was acquired by Utah Jazz where he played 18 seasons with the Utah Jazz. 
  • He averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds in his first season and made the 1986 NBA All-Rookie Team after coming in third for Rookie of the Year votes.
  • He became the Jazz’s leader in average scoring (21.7 points) and rebounding (10.4 rebounds); in 24 of 29 games between February 1 and April 3, 1987, he was the leading scorer of the game.
  • He made his first All-Star Game in 1988 on the strength of 27.1 points per game and made his first All-NBA team at the end of the season.
  • He led the Western Conference All-Star team with 22 points in the 1988 NBA All-Star Game.
  • In 11 playoff games in 1988, Malone averaged 29.7 points and 11.8 rebounds.
  • He then signed a 10-year contract during the 1988 offseason worth $18 million.
  • He averaged 29.1 points in 1988-89, good for second in the NBA behind Michael Jordan, and 10.7 rebounds, which was fifth in the league.
  • During 1989-90, he increased his scoring to 31 points and his rebounding to 11.1 a game and again was selected to the All-NBA First Team.
  • He scored 16 points and took 11 rebounds in the 1991 NBA All-Star Game, his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance for the West, and averaged 29.0 points and 11.8 rebounds each regular-season game.
  • In 1989-1990, he finished the 1991-92 season second in the league in scoring, averaging 28.0 points per game.
  • He averaged 27.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per game in 1992-1993, 25.2 points and 11.5 rebounds in 1993-94, 26.7 points and 10.6 rebounds in 1994-95, and 25.7 points and 9.8 rebounds in 1995-96.


  • On January 13, 1996, Malone renewed his contract with the Jazz.
  • During the 1996-97 season, Malone put up a resurgent 27.4 points per game while leading the Jazz to a 64-18 record, the most regular-season wins in team history.
  • He finally reached the NBA Finals in 1997, where they played the Jordan-led Chicago Bulls.
  • On 12th November  1998, during the lockout that shortened the 1998-99 season, Malone declared on his Los Angeles-based radio show that he would demand a trade from the Jazz after the end of the lockout, citing a lack of respect from the team owner Larry H. Miller and the Utah media, which he dubbed “goons”.
  • In the 2002-2003 season, he passed Wilt Chamberlain for second on the all-time scoring list with 36,374 points and became a free agent in 2003.
  • After his season with the Lakers, he became a free agent where he had knee surgery during the summer of 2004, and personal problems.
  • At a press conference on 13th February 2005, at the Delta Center, he officially announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons.
  • Regarding his Post-NBA career, on 31st May 2007, he 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.
  • On 29th May 2013, he returned to the Utah Jazz to work as a big man coach.
  • Besides this, he starred in the 1994 film Rockwell as a member of Porter Rockwell’s team and also made a cameo appearance as himself in the 2004 comedy film Soul Plane. 
  • He also has a recurring role in a skit called “All Alone with Karl Malone” on the television series Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Awards and Achievements of Karl Malone 

With his continuous hardwork and dedication, he has achieved a lot of awards. Не gоt Ѕоuthlаnd Соnfеrеnсе Меn’ѕ Ваѕkеtbаll Рlауеr оf thе Yеаr аwаrd іn the year 1983. Не wаѕ іn NВА Аll-Rооkіе Теаm оf 1986. Аgаіn hе wаѕ ѕееn іn NВА Аll-Dеfеnѕіvе Теаm іn the year 1997, 1998, аnd 1999. Не gоt thе NВА Аll-Ѕtаr Gаmе Моѕt Vаluаblе Рlауеr Аwаrd іn the year 1989 аnd 1993. Не wаѕ іn thе Аll-NВА Теаm оf 1997, 1998, аnd 1999. Не rесеіvеd thе NВА Моѕt Vаluаblе Рlауеr Аwаrd іn the year 1997 аnd 1999. Не еvеn wоn Gоld Меdаlѕ іn Оlуmрісѕ twісе іn thе уеаr 1992 аnd 1996. His career highlights includes: 

  • 2× NBA Most Valuable Player (1997, 1999)
  • 14× NBA All-Star (1988-1998, 2000-2002)
  • 2× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1989, 1993)
  • 11× All-NBA First Team (1989-1999)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (1988, 2000)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2001)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1997-1999)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1988)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1986)
  • No. 32 retired by Utah Jazz
  • NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Second-team All-American-NABC (1985)
  • Southland Player of the Year (1983)
  • No. 32 retired by Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

Who is Karl Malone’s Wife?


Karl Malone is a married man. He married Kay Kinsey on 24th December 1988 who is a former Miss Idaho USA pageant. They together have four children as three daughters and a son. They are named Kadee, Kylee, Karlee, and Karl.Jr. K.J. His son K.J played football for the Cedar Creek High School in Ruston, Louisiana. Currently, he plays for the LSU Tigers football team and was invited to the 2018 NFL Combine.  

Previously, “The Globe” reported that Malone had been a defendant in paternity lawsuits, filed shortly after Malone began his professional basketball career in the late 1980s. The newspaper alleged that he was the father of three children: two by Bonita Ford, a woman approximately his age from his hometown of Summerfield, Louisiana, and one with Gloria Bell, who was 13 when she gave birth. Malone and Ford were both 17 when twins Daryl and Cheryl Ford were born; he was a 20-year-old college sophomore when Bell, at age 13, gave birth to Demetress Bell. According to the Tribune, Malone challenged the court’s ruling with regard to Bell, claiming that the judgment holding him responsible for $125 per week in child support, plus past and future medical expenses, was excessive. By the fall of 1998, he accepted his paternity of the Ford twins, and Kay Malone said publicly that the twins were members of the Malone family. After that, he has maintained a relationship with the twins, each of whom later played college basketball at his alma mater, Louisiana Tech. 

In the year 2018, he said about his relationship with his older children, “I didn’t handle it right; I was wrong … Father Time is the biggest thief that’s out there, and you can’t get that back.” He is also not related to Hall of Famer Moses Malone.

What is the Net Worth of Karl Malone?

Karl Malone has accrued a net worth of $85 million. His net worth is a consequence of his 19 years of service in the NBA. He earned a staggering $19.2 million in yearly salary with the Utah Jazz. Above all, Karl was the second-best player during his era, the only player better than him being the G.O.A.T, Michael Jordan. He had various sponsorship deals with many suppliers that contributed towards the massive net worth of Malone. He has a dealership of Toyota and Honda. He owns a farmhouse near the Kenai River in Alaska. He is the owner of Teriyaki Grill, Eskimoe’s Ice Cream, and Arby’s in Ruston, Louisiana. He has one of the biggest real estates in the city of Louisiana. He is currently residing at his Ruston, Louisiana house, which set him back $8 million. He had to sell the house as he was going to Los Angeles to play for the LA Lakers in the 2003-2004 season. As a result, the home was listed at $6 million for the auction, which was conducted by Craig King. He owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle, which costs around $30,000, and also he owns several Toyota branded cars. He owns a few thousand acres of Louisiana timberland property. Likewise, Karl also owns the gas, oil, and mineral rights of the same real estate. He has a 37-acre outdoor mall in his hometown of Ruston. Similarly, the Louisiana native has a deer-raising venture on 300 acres of fenced property. For years, Malone has been raising white-tailed and axis deers inside the property. He owns Malone Outfitters through which he takes his clients on hunting trips in his 300-acre deer property. One might wonder where the 6 feet 9 power forward learned his business trade. His major source of wealth is from his basketball career. At present, he is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Karl Malone?

With an athletic body build, Karl Malone stands at the tall height of 6 ft 9 in or 2.06 m with a balanced body weight of 113 Kg or 250 lbs. His eye color and hair color, are dark browns. His other body measurements such as biceps size, chest size, waist size, hips size, dress size, and more are unknown yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a glowing face attracting a lot of people towards him.

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