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Karl Malone

Chronology

1963 Born July 24 to J. P. and Shirley Malone in Summerfield, Louisiana
1977 Father dies of cancer
1984 Cut from the U.S. Olympic basketball team in one of the last rounds
1985 Drafted by the Utah Jazz
1987 Future wife, Kay Kinsey, named Miss Idaho USA
1988 Jazz lose to the Los Angeles Lakers in the seventh game of the second round of the NBA playoffs
1991 Passes commercial driver's license test on the first try, buys a custom-painted trailer, and opens celebrity hauling business Malone Enterprises
1992 Plays on the "Dream Team," the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team
1994 Jazz owner Larry Miller orders coach Jerry Sloan, on national television, to pull Malone from a playoff game due to his poor play
1998 Suspended for one game and fined $5,000 for elbowing Dallas Spurs center David Robinson in the head during a game April 8, ending Malone's consecutive games played streak at 543

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