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Karl Malone - Special Delivery

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Karl Malone - Special Delivery

Karl Malone played the part of "The Mailman" in this classic NBA poster.

Courtesy of the Costacos Brothers and Salon 94, New York
Karl Malone was known as "The Mailman" throughout his career. That nickname became a mixed blessing. During game one of the 1997 NBA Finals, as Malone was stepping to the free-throw line, Scottie Pippen taunted him, saying, "The mailman doesn't deliver on Sundays."

Malone missed both freebies, Pippen secured a place in the trash-talk hall of fame, and the Bulls went on to win the game 84-82.

Malone finished his career with 36,928 points - second only to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA's all-time scoring list, and is generally regarded as one of the top power forwards ever to play the game.

He also holds a less-impressive record - he's the NBA's all-time leader in turnovers.

He was voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

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