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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.

0043 - What cigars we smoked at the IPCPR trade show in Las Vegas

On this episode, the Cigar Snob team recaps the 2018 IPCPR trade show, where a number of cigars brands and manufacturers debuted new product.

We also got our hands on some innovative new accessories, met Karl "The Mailman" Malone, and watched the World Cup Final when a small fire delayed the show. Ain't nobody got time for that.