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Karl Malone gives away Hall of Fame sports coat

August 13, 2010 |  2:38 pm

Karl_240 Even though Karl Malone gave away his jacket, he's feeling all warm and fuzzy.

Malone, a Hall of Fame inductee, gave his sports coat with the Hall of Fame logo to a young boy in a wheelchair on Friday.

"I told him when he graduates from high school he will have a jacket to wear," Malone said.

The jacket, after all, was too short and tight for the 6-foot-9 former Utah Jazz and Laker power forward. Malone joked that perhaps it was meant for fellow inductee Scottie Pippen.

"My 12-year-old daughter couldn't get into it," Malone said, laughing.

The Mailman was very proud of his most recent delivery.

"This little boy will do something with it," Malone said. "I loved that I did it."

-- Melissa Rohlin

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Karl Malone and his sports coat. Credit: Elise Amendola / Associated Press