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Karl Malone

Sport: Basketball

Induction Year: 2008

Selected as an all-star 13 times in 19 NBA seasons, Karl Malone ranks among the league's all-time great scorers and rebounders. The Summerfield native scored 36,928 points (second all-time behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 38,387) and pulled down 14,968 rebounds (sixth all-time) in 18 seasons with the Utah Jazz and one with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was also a member of the fabled USA "Dream Team" that won gold in the 1992 Olympic Games, and returned for another gold medal in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. A first-round draft pick of the Jazz in 1985, he averaged 25.0 points and 10.1 rebounds a game for his career. He averaged more than 20.0 points a game in 17 seasons -- all but his first and last seasons in the league -- with a career-high of 31.0 in 1989-90 and averaged in double figures in rebounds 10 times with a career-best of 12.0 in 1987-88. In 193 career playoff games, Malone averaged 24.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. He was the league's MVP in 1996-97 and 1998-99 and was a two-time All-Star Game MVP. A rugged and powerful 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward, Malone played in 1,476 games (fourth in NBA history) and logged an amazing 54,852 minutes of playing time (the second-most in NBA history) and averaged 37.2 minutes a game for his entire career. He is the league's all-time leader in free throws (9,787) and free-throw attempts (13,188) and ranks second all-time in field goals (13,528) and field-goal attempts (26,210). He also ranks 10th in career scoring average (25.0). During a legendary college career at Louisiana Tech, he averaged 18.7 points, hitting on 57 percent of his field-goal attempts, and 9.3 rebounds in 92 career games.

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