Plays for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted by the Jazz in 1985 and has appeared in the NBA All-Star 11 times. Acting is one of many sidelines to Karl's NBA career. Surpassed Wilt Chamberlain's 31,419 points to become second only to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the NBA's career scoring list. [5 December 2000] Admitted to fathering twins (Cheryl and Daryl Ford, born June 1981) with Bonita Ford, but denies paternity of a third child (Demetrius Bell) with Gloria Bell, born three years later.  Malone's four children with his wife: Kadee (born 1991), Kylee (born 1993), Karl Jr., (born 1995) and Karlee (born 1998). Is a staunch Republican and member of the National Rifle Association. Member of the 1992 (Dream Team) and 1996 gold medal US Basketball team. Credits former Utah Jazz coach Frank Layden with making him the player he became. After Layden resigned midway through the 1988-89 season, Karl played the rest of the season with "Frank" written on the heels of his basketball shoes as a tribute. Was one of the most vocal protesters against Earvin Magic Johnson coming back to play in the NBA for the 1992-93 season, the season after Magic was forced to retire after testing positive for AIDS. Wrestled one match on a WCW Pay Per View teaming with Diamond Dallas Page to take on Hulk Hogan and Dennis Rodman. Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. LA Lakers great Magic Johnson offered to un-retire his #32 jersey so Malone could wear it once he was signed to the Lakers because Malone wore 32 his entire tenure in Utah. Malone respectfully declined and chose #11. Phil Jackson stated in his memoirs that Malone was the only player he didn't hug goodbye at the end of the disappointing 2003-2004 season, despite the fact that a feud or tension was never reported or mentioned between the two. In the 2003-2004 season, he became the oldest player to surpass 50 points in a game.