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Karl Malone
Karl Malone
Position: None
Born: 07/24/63
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:255 lbs. / 116.1 kg.
James trails Dirk Nowitzki (30,808), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419), Michael Jordan (32,292), Kobe Bryant (33,643), Karl Malone (36,928) and Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). “It’s not up there in the goals I set out for myself to be in this league,” James said. “I definitely looked at the list and saw the list and seen of all the guys that have played in this league and the number of guys that have played in this league. It’s definitely a select few. It’s a select company. So in that right, it’s special. But I can honestly sit here and say that I’ve never set out to set scoring records or be a part of a scoring club.”
SLAM: Any untold All-Star Weekend stories? Gary Payton: [Laughs]. See, that’s why I’m glad there was no social media. When we were in our locker room or on our buses, we used to do a lot of stuff [like] good pranks. We used to talk about a lot of guys and do a lot of things, but it’s stories that you sit there and just talk to these guys and get to understand them. We always used to talk about who’s the No. 1 team and after this [All-Star] game you’re going to have to play us on Tuesday. And I’m going to get some reps because I’m going to bust you when I see you Tuesday. We used to always crack on each other and that was a big thing about me. I’m going in there imitating Karl Malone. He always used to wear jeans and cowboy boots, and when he went out there to practice, I put on his cowboy boots and his jeans; and they were big and would yell, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy.’ I used to always do that to him every time…I had his belt, everything, and then I put some tobacco in my mouth. We used to do all kinds of stuff, so it was real, real fun.
2 weeks ago via SLAM
SLAM: If this was around during your time and you were asked to be a captain, who are the other four players you’re choosing? Gary Payton: [Laughs]. It depends because you know how it’s going to go. One person might pick and then my player might not be there. But if I would’ve had an opportunity to pick my four, I would’ve had to go with John Stockton, Karl Malone, Shaquille [O’Neal] and I’d probably try to get Allen Iverson.
2 weeks ago via SLAM
Jason Terry admits to being a bit biased, but the former Mavericks guard believes ex-teammate Dirk Nowitzki will go down in history as a better power forward than Karl Malone. “Karl Malone never won a championship,” Terry said, “and to me, unless you win a championship and you put up the number Dirk has and you lasted as long as he has with the same organization, [Nowitzki] gets the nod for me personally.”