November 14, 2005

mailman dunks katrina cleanup punks: LOS ANGELES - KMPC-AM radio host Fred Roggin this week publicized the heroic efforts of NBA great Karl Malone to help clean up southern Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Malone volunteered millions of dollars in manpower (including his own) and equipment from his company based in Haynesville, LA., to the effort of clearing debris from the city of Pascagoula, MS.

posted by flaunted to general at 12:11 AM - 10 comments

Great story! I wish more celebs would join in with the Mailman. Truly a sports "Good Guy".

posted by kcfan4life at 03:36 AM on November 14

We have seen many "good guys" step foward during this time of need. Given the time of year that it is, we should be truely thankful for that!

posted by daddisamm at 05:34 AM on November 14

that is one good guy

posted by Dav at 06:40 AM on November 14

Malone truly is one of the good guys. I remember during his heyday, the national media criticisized him for being a "country bumpkin". I, for one, would like to see more bumkpins and less TO's in professional sports.

posted by willthrill72 at 08:35 AM on November 14

Nice story, but I'd be mighty hesitant to call Malone a "good guy".

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:34 AM on November 14

We have seen alot of celebs come out to help the victoms. Every where you look the Athletes are getting into the act. It was announced this weekend that KG was giving a million plus to help people rebuild homes. Anybody who has given money could be considered "good"!

posted by daddisamm at 10:42 AM on November 14

U know that they say that s#$t happens..... Well that is true esp. in situations like this. It just goes 2 show that there r good people in the world that r still willing 2 help those less fortunate than ourselves.

posted by fortunate_soul19 at 10:44 AM on November 14

In the past I haven't been the greatist fan of Malone.His refusal to play in the league with Magic,for fear of catching Aids was annoying,and his "Bumpkin attitude"seemed to rear it's ugly head time after time.But,all those things aside,he was an outstanding ball player,and now in some people's time of most need,he is there,helping out,out of the kindness of his heart.Way to go Karl. By the way--if T.O. were doing the same would't he be expecting a big write-up about it?

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:52 AM on November 14

I don't personally care what kind of man he was on the court. He showed up to help when it was needed where it was needed. That says alot! Many people have gone to help even if they didn't have money. Some people went for the glory of being able to say they helped but when it comes down to it if someone was helped - God Bless Them.

posted by skydivemom at 11:56 AM on November 14

Karl Malone is plain and simply a throwback. While he was sometimes perceived as a hardass on teamates, opposing players, this same trait is a welcome sight when dealing with government bureaucracy. Love to see Malone kicking ass! Keep up the good work.

posted by bigwhisky26 at 01:16 PM on November 14

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