One of the most notable figures that was missing during “The Last Dance” was Karl Malone, who had heated games against the Chicago Bulls back in the 90’s.
Most people didn’t care to him from Malone given his history of when he impregnated a 13-year-old girl when he was 20-years-old. In 1986, Bell’s parent’s named Malone in a paternity lawsuit seeking child support for Demetress Bell. After being ordered to pay Bell’s family $125 a week, plus medical expenses. Malone reached an out of court settlement with the family between 1998 and 1989.
He does have at least one person on his side and it’s his own sone. Karl Malone Jr. took to social media to address his father’s statutory rape case during his time at Louisiana Tech.
“I’m probably going to get a lot of backfire for this,” K.J. says. “My mom is probably going to get mad at me. But at the end of the day I’m doing this for my family. Just standing up for my dad.”
“He made a mistake, but at the end of the day, he’s still a great dad,” K.J. petitioned. “He still takes care of Demetress. Demetress is my brother, I love him to death.”
“My dad is a part of all of his kids lives,” K.J. said. “People want to think he’s not, but he literally does anything for us. He’d take his shirt off his back for anybody. That’s just who he is.”
“It doesn’t only hurt me,” K.J. said. “It hurts me seeing my mom because my mom literally deals with all of this.”
“My mom has to deal with my dad’s family members calling her out every week because she’s not black,” K.J. said. Kay is the descendent of Filipino and white parents.
“My mom still stays strong,” .J. said. “Yes, my mom’s active on social media, but she still sees the things the people say about my dad. It hurts her because she knows that’s not who my dad is.”
Kay reposted K.J.s video and addressed a statement to her son in the description.
“I am so [expletive] proud of you for speaking up and just know LOVE conquers all,” Malone wrote. “And that’s what we have as a family. As a mama I will always look out for my family. Instead of looking at people’s failures let’s celebrate their achievements and their loving hearts. I pray for all those people that are in a dark place that the only thing they know is to be ugly. I pray God wraps their arms around them and hope they feel the love that you have given me. This to shall pass.”
Karl Malone was a 2x MVP, 14x All-Star, and 14x All-NBA player.