Karl Malone: The Remarkable Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Power Forwards

 
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In Karl Malone: The Remarkable Story of One of Basketball’s Greatest Power Forwards, you'll read about the inspirational story of basketball's premier power forward, Karl Malone. Karl Malone, also known more commonly as “The Mailman”, dominated the post during his NBA career from 1985 to 2004. Filled in era of greats like John Stockton, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley, Karl Malone played in one of the most exciting eras of modern basketball. Though Karl Malone never won an NBA championship with the Utah Jazz, he left a lasting legacy in Utah and on the game of basketball. Karl Malone retired from the NBA as a two time Most Valuable Player, along with fourteen All-Star nominations. He is one of the most decorated power forwards to ever play the game of basketball. This Karl Malone biography will bring you along every highlight of Karl's journey in the NBA.

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  • Early Life and Childhood
  • College Years at Louisiana Tech
  • Karl Malone’s NBA Career
  • Malone’s Personal Life
  • Karl’s Impact on Basketball and Beyond
  • Karl Malone’s Legacy
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Fans adorned in navy blue and purple at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City watched as one of their past heroes officially became an immortal when his number was raised to the rafters. There, it would hang forever as a testament to the legend that the man was and will forever be. On March 23, 2006, the Utah Jazz retired the number 32 before they took on the Washington Wizards. The number 32 has become forever synonymous with consistent delivery and the hard work of the player known as “The Mailman” for fans of the Jazz. Karl Malone spent the first eighteen years of his professional NBA career with the Jazz, forming a historic partnership with his teammate and fellow Hall of Famer John Stockton before joining the Los Angeles Lakers for his final year.

Malone is considered by many to be one of the greatest power forwards of all time in the NBA. With 36,928 points throughout his nineteen professional seasons, he has the second highest amount of points ever among players. To add to his accomplishments, the Mailman was named MVP of the league twice, named to the All-NBA team eleven times, and he made the All-Star team fourteen times. If there is anything more to further cement his legacy in basketball, Malone was a part of the historic “Dream Team”, representing the United States national team during both the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic games, which resulted in gold medals on both occasions.

At the same time, there are a few critics who argue that Malone is one of basketball’s biggest villains. Malone had a body made of muscle, weighing 256 pounds with less than 5% body fat, that he threw around - particularly his elbows. Several instances involving the Mailman elbowing rival players stirred up controversies during his playing career. Fines and suspensions came Malone’s way and caused blemishes on how fans viewed him.

The accomplishments of Malone’s basketball career are extraordinary, but so too are the circumstances that paved the way for them to be possible.

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Clayton Geoffreys was born and raised in Norwalk, Connecticut. Growing up, Clayton could often be found spending afternoons reading in the local public library about management techniques and leadership styles, along with overall outlooks towards life. It was from spending those afternoons reading about how others have led productive lives that Clayton was inspired to write this book. Usually Clayton write works around sports to learn more about influential athletes in the hopes that from his writing, you the reader can walk away inspired to put in an equal if not greater amount of hard work and perseverance to pursue your goals. If you are a sports junkie like Clayton, you can read his sports-related works including Steve Nash: The Inspiring Story of One of Basketball's Greatest Point Guards and Stephen Curry: The Incredible Story of One of Basketball's Sharpest Shooters in the Kindle Store. Clayton also wrote 88 Productivity Hacks: Key Habits on How to Beat Stress, Achieve Goals, and Live a Fulfilling Life, which can also be found in the Kindle Store.

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