The myth of invincibility

Originally Published: January 21, 2004
By Bill Walton | Special to ESPN.com

It is with extreme sadness that we witness history as the great and tough Karl Malone endures his first-ever stint on the injured list. While dreams die hard, it is hope that dies last. And now all we can do is hope that for Malone this is a temporary purgatory, particularly since we have heard for so many years now that getting and staying on the court is really about manhood, toughness, true-grit, determination, preparation, mind over matter, playing hurt and sucking it up.

Maybe it's ...

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