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Karl Malone falls short, as a father

NBA legend Karl Malone has a skeleton in his closet that would make Roger Clemens blush. Story

Updated: May 12, 2008, 4:56 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

This is how Demetrius Bell, drafted a couple of weeks ago by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round, describes his relationship with his father:

"I treat it as if my mother went to the sperm bank. I don't hate him for [not being in my life]. It made me a better person."

But it's pretty hard to reduce your father to a DNA dispenser when everyone else in the world knows him as the NBA's second-leading scorer of all time, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and arguably the ...

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