Karl Malone is considered NBA royalty, but only strictly because of his work in the sport of basketball. For several years, “The Mailman” remained extremely successful on the court and managed to work up a legendary career. The NBA still remembers him as one of the greatest players ever to never win a championship. He along with his former teammate John Stockton.
While the basketball community religiously believes that he is one of the GOATs but a major set of these people also recognize his off-court antics as well. Through the years, Karl Malone often found himself intertwined in the most outrageous controversies. Several NBA fans even believe he does not deserve to be uplifted as much as he is by the league. Let’s see, why?
Karl Malone gets accused of impregnating a 13-year-old, remains unapologetic
Karl Malone has done some shady things over the years. We certainly remember the time he persistently tried to flirt with Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa. That did not go down too well as the relationship between Bryant, Malone, and their families got severed. According to the former NBA player, his intentions were not malicious. He further denied all accusations put forth by Vanessa.
But impregnating a 13-year-old girl was the worst thing that he could have done. Gloria Bell was the innocent girl who fell victim to Karl Malone’s evil intent. The Utah Jazz MVP apparently even had a son from the incident. Malone was at the age of 20 during this period. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Malone did not acknowledge his son’s existence until he was 17 years of age.
The story of Karl Malone impregnating a 13 year old resurfaces online after All Star weekend in Utah. pic.twitter.com/8ntJAV9nsW
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His words on the situation were, “As players, we hear what’s written about us or said about us. I’m not discussing any of that backlash. I don’t care. That’s my life, that’s my personal life, and I’ll deal with that like I’ve had to deal with everything. So, whatever.”
As the NBA celebrated the All-Star Weekend, Karl Malone was invited to witness the youngsters take over. He was asked to judge the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest as well. The league was majority looked down on making the decision to name him a judge as well.