* 2/13/2005: After saying he was going to stay with the Lakers, Malone announced his retirement. In 19 NBA seasons he went to the Finals three times but couldn't get a title. Two times season MVP, and 14 times selected for the All-Star game, he is considered the best power forward in history and retires as the 2nd all-time scorer in the NBA with 36,928 points, just 1,459 behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record of 38,387
* Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA
* A member of the men's basketball "Dream Team" that won
the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the
1996 Dream Team that won gold in Atlanta.
* Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1996-97, 1998-99), one of only
nine players in NBA history to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy more
* Eleven-time All-NBA First Team selection (1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91,
1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98 and
1998-99), two-time All-NBA Second Team selection (1987-88 and 1999-2000),
and a 2000-01 All-NBA Third Team selection. Three-time NBA All-Defensive
First Team selection (1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99) and a 1987-88
NBA All-Defensive Second Team selection
* Fourteen-time NBA All-Star selection who played in 12 games (missed
1990 game due to injury and the 2002 game due to family illness),
including 10 consecutive contests from 1991 to 2001. Named MVP of
the 1989 All-Star Game in Houston after registering 28 points and
nine rebounds, and named co-MVP with teammate John Stockton of the
1993 All-Star Game in Salt Lake City after tallying 28 points and
* Holds the NBA record most consecutive seasons scoring 2,000 or
more points (11, 1987-88 to 1997-98) and shares the record with
Michael Jordan for most career 2,000 point seasons (11, 1987-88
to 1997-98). Tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (17) for most consecutive
seasons scoring at least 20.0 points per game (17, 1986-87 to 2002-03).
Scored a career-high 61 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on 1/27/90.
Scored a Jazz playoff-record 50 points and grabbed 12 boards against
the Seattle SuperSonics on 4/22/00. Holds the NBA record for most
seasons leading the league in free-throws made (7, 1988-89 to 1992-93,
1996-97, 1997-98) and most consecutive seasons leading the league
in free-throws made (1988-89 to 1992-93)
Leads the NBA in free throws made and free throws attepmted. Ranks
second all-time in field-goals made and minutes played, behind Kareem
Abdul-Jabbar. Ranks seventh all-time in rebounds.
* With the Jazz he appeared in the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls. He also reached the Finals in his only season with the Lakers and lost in the hands of the Pistons.
* Named to the 1985-86 NBA All-Rookie Team and finished third in
Rookie of the Year balloting after averaging 14.9 ppg and 8.9 rpg