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.
- Karl Malone is arguably the greatest power forward ever to play the game — and I put the emphasis on power. He forcefully put the power in power forward.
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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