Karl Malone To Join John Stockton and Jerry Sloan in Hall of Fame This Summer

April 3rd, 2010 by David Lynn Leave a reply »
Karl Malone was absolutely the most dominant power forward of his time. He was also arguably the greatest power forward in the history of the game.

It was unofficially announced on Friday that Malone will enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this summer. The official announcement will be made Monday in Indianapolis as part of the NCAA championship festivities.

His induction comes a year after the enshrinement of his longtime running mate John Stockton and venerable coach Jerry Sloan.

Joining Malone will be Scottie Pippen, making it back-to-back Jazz-Bulls inductions. Michael Jordan was enshrined with Stockton and Sloan last summer.

It’s only fitting as these two teams played in the Finals in back-to-back years in ’97 and ’98.

There was never a doubt in anyone’s mind that Malone would enter the Hall of Fame. I personally think it's a shame he didn’t enter at the same time as Stockton.

That extra year he played in L.A. didn’t do anyone any good, and it just wasn’t right seeing Malone in a different uniform.

Despite the unexciting ending to his c ...

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