0053 - Karl "The Mailman" Malone, from NBA legend to cigar man

 Karl Malone talks about his new cigar — Barrel-Aged by Karl Malone — with his daughter Kadee, who is co-owner of Legends Cigar and Vape in Ruston, Louisiana.

Karl Malone talks about his new cigar — Barrel-Aged by Karl Malone — with his daughter Kadee, who is co-owner of Legends Cigar and Vape in Ruston, Louisiana.

You know Karl Malone for his hall-of-fame career in the NBA, where he won 2 league MVP awards and cemented his place in basketball history as half of one of the greatest duos of all time — the other, of course, being John Stockton.

In retirement, though, he’s taken on other pursuits. He’s an outdoorsman, an entrepreneur, and a tobacconist. At this summer’s IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas, Karl also launched Barrel-Aged by Karl Malone, a cigar thats being made at La Aurora in the Dominican Republic. I had a chance to speak with him about life after basketball, his love of hunting, being an outspoken athlete, and the process he went through to have La Aurora make a cigar bearing his name.