Malone defined power game
What stands out to me about Karl Malone is the brutally physical way he played the game. He put the power in power forward.
The power game was Malone's mainstay. He was such a physical force, and he competed every night he took the floor.
For several years toward the end of my career, I played in the Western Conference, so I got a heavy dose of the 6-foot-9 Malone. I had the good fortune to have some great battles in the playoffs against him when I was with the Portland Trail Blazers. After the Utah Jazz went to the NBA Finals in 1998, we were able to knock them out two years in a row in the West semifinals.
What stands out to me about Malone is the brutally physical way he played the game.
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