In 7 days on July 24th, Karl Malone will turn 50 and is apparently planning on celebrating his birthday back in Utah.
While ESPN certainly won’t be going overboard in the same manner they gushed on Michael Jordan when MJ turned 50 back in February, I fully intend to!
Therefore, over the next 7 days there will be a HUGE amount of Karl Malone content posted here at the Jazzbasketball Blog as well as on Youtube. Each morning, there will be a new “Ultimate Power Forward” post (with an accompanying video) that breaks down a key aspect of Karl Malone’s game that made him the greatest power forward ever. Each evening, there will be another new video (with a corresponding blog post) of a classic Karl Malone moment – ranging from vintage 40-point performances to throwback Malone interviews that can’t be found anywhere else on the web. Finally, next week in honor of the Mailman’s 50th birthday, I will be giving away 50 Karl Malone basketball cards.
Jazzbasketball Celebrates The Mailman Turning 50:
- July 17-23 AM: The Ultimate Power Forward
- July 17-24 PM: Classic Karl Malone videos
- July 24: Giveaway – 50 Karl Malone cards (3 winners broken into 15, 15 & 20 card lots
While names such as Stockton, Sloan, Layden, and Miller are certainly revered, on a global basis no singular name is associated with the “Utah Jazz” as much as “Karl Malone.” 28 years ago Karl Malone arrived in Salt Lake City and rode on a Jazz float during the city’s Pioneer Day parade where he initially thought the celebration was in honor of his birthday. Next Wednesday many Utahans will once again celebrate Pioneer Day – but it won’t be the only Utah celebration that day.