I’ve never liked Karl Malone, never-ever-ever…ever liked Karl Malone. The whole country good ole, cowboy boot-wearin, gun totin thing never really appealed with me. I rooted against the Utah Jazz every chance I got, and I loved seeing Michael Jordan stick a dagger in their heart during his final season. In fact, I still root against the Utah Jazz today because the residue of Karl Malone is still there.
This information provided by Demetrius Bell, Malone’s estranged son, makes it just a little bit easier to dislike him.
Bell was just drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2008 NFL draft and revealed he never met his Hall of Fame dad until his 18th birthday. Instead of greeting him with open arms, Malone seemed annoyed that he was contacted.
“At the time, Malone told Bell that, “It was too late for him to be his father and that Bell would ‘earn his money on his own,”‘ the NFL notes said. Malone could not be reached for comment. As for Bell, he’s happy to have made it this far on his own.
“Nothing against him, but I feel good at this time. If he would’ve been there, yeah, it would’ve been good. But if not, it’s even better,” said Bell, also the half brother of WNBA Detroit Shock forward Cheryl Ford. “Everything’s a plus right now.”
Demetrius Bell was already legally a grown man at the time they met, so I don’t understand why Malone would react the way he did. That’s 100% pure bitchmade behavior. Now I have to watch Karl letting Jordan steal the ball from him like a big oaf late in the 4th quarter to give this post a happy ending.
…… much better.
[thanks to Deadspin for the story]