Nickname given to Karl Malone, former power forward for the Utah Jazz of the NBA and one of the game's 50 Greatest Players. The name was given to him in college by a sportswriter who covered Malone's Alma Mater, Louisiana Tech.
Malone would play 18 seasons for the Utah Jazz and would become the second leading scorer in NBA history before retiring in 2005. He was well known around the league as "The Mailman" because he always seemed to deliver amazing performances.
"The Mailman had a special delivery for the Golden State Warriors last night, going off for 46 points and 13 rebounds."
"The Mailman is the most physical player in NBA history."
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