Karl Malone is a cheap shot artist
. Plain and simple.
The following is a list of his atrocities:
he threw a blatent elbow that ended Dave Ramer’s
career. Required him to have reconstructive surgery to his face.
Malone sent a deliberate elbow into the face of Lewis Loyd
, causing him to get stitches.
After Isiah Thomas
lit up Malone’s long time friend and running mate, John Stockton
, in their previous meeting. Malone dropped Thomas with a vicious elbow in the next game they faced each other. Thomas needed 40 stitches to stop the bleeding. He was suspended one game and fined $10,000.
Malone knees Donyel Marshall
in the ribs, breaking one rib and ending his season.
Elbowed David Robinson
in the head, knocking him unconscious. Suspended one game and fined $5,000
Broke Joe Klein’s
nose, requiring plastic surgery to repair it.
Kneed Shawn Bradley
in the stomach, causing a contusion, causing Bradley to miss some of the game. Was not fined for this, but WAS fined $10,000 for an earlier elbow thrown at Bradley.
Malone has always had the reputation as a dirty player, going all the way back to college. Many players in the NBA
have called him the dirtiest player in the league. I refuse to list someone with the history he has as a dirty player, and big time choker in big games, a great player.