Karl Malone Tears Up After Seeing Daughter In Wedding Dress
Mar 17, 2022, 1:26 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY – In his prime, Karl Malone was known as one of the toughest players in the NBA, but he let his emotions spill out upon seeing his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time.
In an Instagram post from the account meganraefilms, Malone is seen dressed in all black as he waits with his eyes closed to see his daughter Karlee on her wedding day.
In the video, Malone is left speechless after opening his eyes to see Karlee and is immediately reduced to tears.
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Born in 1998, Karlee is Malone’s youngest daughter with wife Kay Malone while the Jazz were making their last fun to the NBA Finals.
Though many potential sons-in-law may be intimidated marrying into a family with as much athletic prowess as the Malones, Karlee’s now-husband should fit in comfortably.
Malone’s new son-in-law is none other than Milwaukee Brewers minor league catcher Brent Diaz. Diaz was selected by the Brewers in the 29th round of the 2017 amateur draft.
.@utahjazz great Karl Malone’s youngest daughter, @karleemalone, is here at the Jazz-Heat game. “I wish he was still playing now so I could watch him because it’s not the same, but it’s always going to be like home so I’m going to cheer on the Utah Jazz for everything,” she said. pic.twitter.com/Sh7zY6Xbmp
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) December 2, 2018
Though he’s yet to make his Major League debut, Diaz appeared in two games for the Brewers AAA affiliate Nashville Sounds.
Diaz and Malone were married in Nashville, Tennessee on January 8.
Karl Malone Before Wedding Tears
While Malone spends the majority of his time with his family now, “The Mailman” is the best player in Jazz franchise history.
During his illustrious career, Malone was named to 14 All-Star teams, 14 All-NBA teams, four All-Defensive Teams, was a two-time league MVP, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) October 20, 2021
The forward retired with career averages of 25.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game.
Earlier this year, Malone was named to the NBA’s 75th-Anniversary Team along with Hall of Fame teammate John Stockton and was honored at the All-Star game in Cleveland.
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