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25 Best Karl Malone Quotes (THE MAILMAN)

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Top 10 Most Famous Karl Malone Quotes (BEST)

“I just think we want to stay healthy, and I don’t think we think about a sense of urgency. We realize how old we are, we realize we’ve been playing this game for a long time, but you know what? We’re not done yet.”

Karl Malone
Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, 'If you have a dream, chase it'.
Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, ‘If you have a dream, chase it’.
I have my life on a track that I want it on, and I don't want to get off.
I have my life on a track that I want it on, and I don’t want to get off.
What excites me the most is when a coach calls a timeout and chews out his forward because I just dunked on his head.
What excites me the most is when a coach calls a timeout and chews out his forward because I just dunked on his head.
Forget the technique. Hit the guy across from you. Don't let somebody come in your space.
Forget the technique. Hit the guy across from you. Don’t let somebody come in your space.
You work for whatever you get in life.
You work for whatever you get in life.
It takes people a while to trust you.
It takes people a while to trust you.
I realize that things happen for a reason.
I realize that things happen for a reason.
What good is success if you're not willing to share it?
What good is success if you’re not willing to share it?
I spent a lot of time doing things other people wanted me to do, so I'm doing what I want to do now.
I spent a lot of time doing things other people wanted me to do, so I’m doing what I want to do now.

15 Inspirational Karl Malone Quotes to Inspire Greatness (SUCCESS)

“I think we’re a deeper team, a better team, we still have work to do… nothing is guaranteed, but hopefully we got the mentality to play on the road, and we’re starting to get our home thing back in order now-if we can do that we’ll be just fine.”

Karl Malone
I hope I did it the way my peers did it before me. I didn't do anything but try to play hard.
I hope I did it the way my peers did it before me. I didn’t do anything but try to play hard.
I'll make the right decision, whichever one it is. I have to be 100 percent, not 95 or 99.
I’ll make the right decision, whichever one it is. I have to be 100 percent, not 95 or 99.
I can do something physically the other guy can't. I know the other guy has not dedicated himself the way I did.
I can do something physically the other guy can’t. I know the other guy has not dedicated himself the way I did.
I have to be working, doing things. That's the way I grew up and the way I was taught.
I have to be working, doing things. That’s the way I grew up and the way I was taught.
I just work out hard enough that, if I'm craving something, I eat it and know I'm going to burn it off the next day with extra intensity.
I just work out hard enough that, if I’m craving something, I eat it and know I’m going to burn it off the next day with extra intensity.
Everything I've been through, everything I'm about to go through in my career and my life, if my family wasn't with me and didn't support me, it would be really tough.
Everything I’ve been through, everything I’m about to go through in my career and my life, if my family wasn’t with me and didn’t support me, it would be really tough.
Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.
Somebody tell the damn players to start playing like old school.
Some people might not like him because he's my son. But be respectful, go out there and enjoy the game.
Some people might not like him because he’s my son. But be respectful, go out there and enjoy the game.
You don't try to do more than you should.
You don’t try to do more than you should.
If I got something to say or do to a man, I'm going to look that man in the eye and tell him what is going to happen. That's just me now.
If I got something to say or do to a man, I’m going to look that man in the eye and tell him what is going to happen. That’s just me now.
I just want to make a name for myself and get to the next level.
I just want to make a name for myself and get to the next level.
You take the good with the bad and try not to listen to everything said about you because you know it's not good.
You take the good with the bad and try not to listen to everything said about you because you know it’s not good.
To catch the ball, face up, look at all of my options and then pass. I was playing hot potato. I didn't want to be the guy to stall the triangle.
To catch the ball, face up, look at all of my options and then pass. I was playing hot potato. I didn’t want to be the guy to stall the triangle.

“I have many friends and family members who have served (or are currently serving) in our nation’s Armed Forces. I have such a profound respect for what they do day in and day out.”

Karl Malone

Karl Anthony Malone Short Biography

Born on 24 July 1963, in Summerfield, Louisiana, United States, Karl Anthony Malone was a basketball star and one of the NBA’s 50 All-Time Greatest Players, with career records for his free throws.

Malone joined the Louisiana Tech University basketball team in his second year of college. After graduating, Malone joined the 1985 NBA Draft and was chosen by the Utah Jazz.

A year following his draft, Malone made the 1986 NBA All-Rookie Team. He participated in his first All-Star Game in 1988, Malone would go on to participate in 14 All-Star Games throughout his basketball career.

At the 1989 NBA All-Star Game, Malone was awarded NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player. During his career with Utah Jazz, the team would go on to win 60 games by the 1994-1995 season.

During their time with the Utah Jazz, Malone and fellow player John Stockton would form the most productive guard-forward combination in NBA’s history. Malone was nicknamed “the Mailman” for his ability to always “deliver”. (Source

Malone joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2003-2004 for his last season, Malone sustained a knee injury during the season and returned for the season’s end.

Karl Malone officially retired from the NBA on February 13, 2005, he returned to the Utah Jazz in 2013 to coach. 

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