Karl Malone Impregnating a 13-Year-Old Resurfaces After NBA Names Hoops Legend Judge of All-Star Dunk Contest

Once-celebrated 14-time NBA All-Star Karl Malone, who spent nearly his entire career with the Utah Jazz, was recently announced as a judge for the upcoming All-Star weekend for the popular dunk contest.

Some people were not pleased and came out against Malone playing any role in the annual game due to his past dating a 13-year-old girl.

According to Audacy, when he was 20 and playing basketball at Louisiana Tech, Malone impregnated a 13-year-old girl. There were no charges pressed and the child born out of that relationship, his son, Demetress Bell, ended up as an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles. He didn’t meet Malone until he was 17.

Fans who knew this went on Twitter and social media questioning why the NBA would allow a “pedophile,” to be in such a prominent position.

Malone’s reputation was also soiled because he was labeled a non-supportive father who refused to pay child support to twins he had when he was 17, The Daily Beast once reported. The outlet mentioned that he allegedly made a pass at his then-teammate, Kobe Bryant‘s wife, Vanessa.

Twitter users were quick to point out the character of the man who was known in the NBA as “The Mailman.”

They were also many Twitter users who made reference to the number 13 in correlation to Malone getting a 13-year-old girl pregnant.