Former Utah Jazz star Karl Malone thinks Utah should always celebrate his birthday

by | Jul. 25, 2010

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Pioneer Day is an official holiday in the state of Utah. It commemorates the entrance of Brigham Young and the first Mormon pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Utahns participate in Days of '47 events and celebrations throughout the state.

But July 24 is special for another reason. It's former Utah Jazz star Karl Malone's birthday.

KSL's Rod Zundel asked Malone whether it still feels nice that the whole state of Utah takes the day off to celebrate his birthday. "You know what? I don't ever want 'em to stop. I don't care if it's not for me, just play like it is. Just act like it's my birthday," he said.

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