Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 10/15/13
Former Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone was never been one to shy away from contact or dish it out during his playing days in the NBA. For those old enough to remember, this incident comes to mind with San Antonio Spurs own David Robinson (see video). During his playing days, Malone was a chiseled specimen who was not afraid to throw his weight and his elbows around. He had a reputation for delivering a punishing experience for opponents night in and night out. So it comes to no surprise his disdain for padding or "armor" (as he puts it) worn by today’s NBA players under their uniforms is something he frowns upon. Malone who is coaching the Utah Jazz big men shared some of his thoughts on the matter during an interview with Ron Zundel and KSL.com, "I'm not concerned with your elbow pads, your knee pads, all of your garb and your full body armor. What do you need all that for? Our soldiers need that in Iraq and they're doing a hell of a job for us. Take all that off!
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