Class, Class, Class.
I saw him play in Denver against the Nuggets years ago, when the won over 60
games. The Bulls were worried. In the Nugget game, Malone was so much bigger,
stronger than any player I have ever seen.He had super hero qualities.There is no basketball player I have admired more than Karl Malone-the
Mailman. When my mother, after four heart attacks improves enough to walk out of
the nursing home, just to see Karl Malone play....you know he was something
special, something that even the Greatest generation admired.Karl Malone
is the greatest player at many levels to ever play basketball.
Nobody every outworked Karl that's for sure. He and Larry Miller both wore there
emotions on their sleeves (and lapels and collars and everywhere else). That was
often disconcerting but oddly enough made them seem more like family.
Karl, Should be back in Utah working with the Jazz, I don't know what the Jazz
problem is but if they had Malone their he could teach the work eltics of what
he done. You don't need a great player, you need a great team. A Great player
doesn't win championships, a great team of champtionship win a it. I know if
Karl was back their it would be a much better Jazz team. They wouldn't be lazy
like Boozer was for the jazz. They would be real basketball players.
Karl and John were and are one one of a kind for the Jazz and NBA. Horny was
right there too. If any player needs an example just show them John, Karl, and
Jeff. They were all about team. It is a little erie how D-Will and Big Al may
re a revival of the Stockton to Malone. Big Al could get in the weight room a
little to make himself stronger. However, the phrase, Stockton to Malone will
ever be cherished. Thanks to both for being the MEN they are.
Mixed feelings.I appreciated Karl for staying with the Jazz so long,
patiently waiting for a championship team to be built, coming within a couple of
bad calls of an NBA championship, and then sticking it out a few years when it
was almost obvious that the luck had run out. And this is a man who has been
good to his family and to whatever community he happens to be in, something rare
and admirable in the NBA.However, couldn't he have picked someone
other than the most hated of all Jazz rivals to carry him to his championship?
He deserved one or two rings with the Jazz, but I am glad he didn't get one
after jumping ship.
He shouldn't-a worn a black suit.
Awesome career and an amazing guy. Much love to the Mailman!!!!
ya, name one hall of famer that didn't work for their legacy, stating that the
mailman set the tone for the jazz is a nice way to put it, layden said he made
everyone rich, which is the truth, and he made it easy to like watching
basketball and rout for the jazz, but the little jabs some of these writers take
at the mailman, to have to mention he went to play for the lakers for one year
is unappreciative and pretty ignorant, imo.
I'm not a Jazz fan but I admired the mailman and his on court presence he's a
true Hall of Famer thank you for the years of intertaining us.
Malone put on an amazingly magnetic, entertaining show every game that attracted
fans and nonfans alike, unlike any other power forward. It was fun to watch.
Much respect to Mailman.
Congratulations Mailman!I am a huge Malone fan. One of the
things that most impressed me is how he started each new season with a
noticeable improvement in some aspect of his game (during the early years
especially). One year his free throw shooting improved and the next he had a
better jump shot, etc. His model of self improvement has been an inspiration to
me. In response to the earlier comment: I think the fact that he
was so engaging with fans is one of the big reasons they were disappointed when
he left (or threatened to leave).
What is somewhat ironic about the love affair the Jazz fans have with Stockton
over Malone is that Stockton was always aloof and sometimes quite standoffish
with the fans while Malone engaged with the fans...