Karl Malone compiled a number of impressive feats during his 19-year NBA career, some of which are being chased down by today's stars. Tim Duncanrecorded his 814th career double-double on Wednesday, tying Malone for fifth all time. And Kobe Bryant is gunning for Malone's No, 2 spot on the NBA's all-time scoring list after passing Michael Jordan earlier this month. The Mailman doesn't seem to mind too much, choosing to remain out of the spotlight while occasionally surfacing cheering on his Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and receiving lovey-dovey Instagrams from his wife. In case you've forgotten about Malone, here are some of The Mailman's best photos on and off the court.
Malone battles Colorado's Jay Humphries during a 1984 Team USA scrimmage at Assembly Hall. (Rich Clarkson/SI)
Malone and John Stockton pose for a photo before the 1992 All-Star Game. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Malone joins Michael Jordan (9), Magic Johnson (15), and Clyde Drexler (10) on the bench during a 1992 Olympics game against game Puerto Rico. (John W. McDonough/SI)
Malone helps unveil the new Utah Jazz logo in July 1996. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)
Dream Team III. Top row from left are: David Robinson, Mitch Richmond, Hakeem Olajuwon, Scottie Pippen, Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal. Bottom from left are Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Reggie Miller, John Stockton, Anfernee Hardaway and Charles Barkley. (AP Photo/Andrew D. Bernstein/USAB Photos)
Malone jokes around with his daughter Karlee at a 2002 WNBA Game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)
Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace battle for position with Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant, Devean George, and Karl Malone during the 2004 NBA Finals. (John W. McDonough/SI)
Malone poses outside one of the tractor trailer he drives for his logging company Malone Properties Timber Company in 2003. (Bill Frakes/SI)
Longtime rivals Michael Jordan and Karl Malone exchange pleasantries before a 2002 Jazz-Wizards game. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Malone is joined by Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton and Shaquille O'Neal on the bench during a game Nov. 2003 game against Golden State. (John W. McDonough/SI)
Thunder star Kevin Durant and Malone watch the skills competition at 2014 NBA All Star Weekend. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.