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Karl Malone's Son Defends Him and Calls Him Great Dad after Premiere of 'The Last Dance'

Afouda Fortune
May 25, 2020
09:45 A.M.

Karl Malone’s son, KJ Malone, has spoken up in his father’s defense in a series of tweets, following the latest release of “The Last Dance.”

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Karl Malone’s son, KJ Malone, is tired of people bringing up his father’s past, and he let them know it via social media. According to Essentially Sports, the Netflix/ESPN documentary, “The Last Dance” brought back memories of the basketballer's past with the release of its latest episodes.

Karl Malone runs up the court during the 2004 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on April 28, 2004 | Photo: Getty Images

Karl Malone runs up the court during the 2004 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center on April 28, 2004 | Photo: Getty Images

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The episodes, which focused on Karl and his Utah Jazz side, showed the team’s two consecutive losses against Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls during the 1998 NBA finals.

Trouble began when Karl impregnated 13-year-old Gloria Bell during his days as a student at Louisiana Tech. Although the incident wasn’t talked about back then, it has become attached to the 14-time NBA All-Star’s legacy.

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Following the backlash his father got after the episodes’ release, KJ took to Twitter to defend his father with a video where he told internet trolls that Karl was not only a good father to his children but also an upstanding man. In the emotional clip, the basketballer’s son is heard saying:

“It doesn’t only hurt me. It hurts me seeing my mom. I just want to let you all know, my dad, he’s a great person.”

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KJ followed the tweet up with a second and third part where he stated that his father “still takes care of Demetrius. Demetrius is my brother, I love him to death.” His mother, Kay Kinsley, also posted the clip via her Instagram with the claim that she was proud of her son for speaking up.

Fadeaway World recounted that trouble began when Karl impregnated 13-year-old Gloria Bell during his days as a student at Louisiana Tech.

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Although the incident wasn’t talked about back then, it has become attached to the 14-time NBA All-Star’s legacy. Fans have assumed that his past might have been the reason that Karl refused to partake in “The Last Dance.”

CBS Sports revealed that the documentary’s director Jason Hehir said he made several attempts to get Karl for an interview, but he showed no interest.

Former NBA player Karl Malone speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at The Waldorf Astoria on October 6, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Former NBA player Karl Malone speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at The Waldorf Astoria on October 6, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

In all of this, the one thing that fans are sure of is that the basketballer didn’t let the drama surrounding his past stop him from appearing in and producing movies. According to his IMDB page, he owns credits for “After the Sunset,” “The Last Witness,” and “Nash Bridges.”

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