Bits from Karl Malone’s 50th Birthday!
I’m sure I missed some, but here’s a sampling of birthday wishes tweeted to Karl today:
The following tweet isn’t from someone famous, but to me, it was by far the best one of them all:
Fantastic article about Karl’s 50th at the Trib. Love this part:
Three days before his 50th birthday, in fact, Malone asked a reporter to call him back “in three hours,” when he’d be finished working out.
“To be honest with you, it helps make me a better person,” he said. “It takes the edge off. When I sweat, it gets me going.”
There’s another reason Malone still weighs 256 pounds — his playing weight.
One of his new projects is mentoring the Jazz’s young players — specifically power forward Derrick Favors and center Enes Kanter.
“I always had a suspicion, at some point, I’d be back involved with some organization,” Malone said. “When I stepped back on the floor, I wanted to look like a coach. I wanted to look like I belonged. I thought it might help the young guys listen to me.”
Via @5kl: “Karl spoke to this 94 year old Jazz fan for at least 20 minutes.”
Via the amazingly talented @jashin_mizuho:
And finally, KARL MALONE HEAD ON STICK! Calm down wherever you are, Matt Harpring. (The boy holding the head-on-stick is Karl’s grandson.) Via @Kylee_Annie32: