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Mailman's daughter goes quickly in draft

Updated: April 27, 2003, 12:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- Karl Malone watched with pride and bit of surprise when his daughter was the third player picked in the WNBA draft Friday.

"Third? Damn!'' Malone exclaimed with a grin when he saw Detroit had picked Cheryl Ford at No. 3. "I didn't know third. I thought fifth or sixth.''

Malone and Ford give the WNBA a father-daughter combination. They are also both first-round picks out of Louisiana Tech, and if Ford's career goes anything like her father's, the Shock will be very ...

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