Back in January, during a luncheon prior to a ceremony honoring Jerry Sloan’s work with the Utah Jazz, Karl Malone’s daughter Kylee Malone was kind enough to share a photo of Malone and longtime Jazz teammate John Stockton proudly showing off their George W. Bush Administration-era flip phones:
You heard that right.
“This is a masterpiece.”
“Kind of like bell bottoms.”
Though it’s impossible to picture Malone, who notoriously stuck to Alan Jackson-styled skinny jeans during his playing days, in flared trousers, it isn’t tough to figure out why Malone is sticking with the flip phone. It’s the ultimate Dad Device – you take phone calls, you annoy anyone within earspace with your ringtone, you take five minutes to tap out an ultimately inscrutable text message, and you take the odd, poor-resolution photo of something you just hunted in a field and/or stream.
As someone who can’t be bothered to lose his QWERTY keypad on his Blackberry while the daughters swipe away at the touchscreens on their phones … I get it, Karl.
We’re celebrating masterpieces. Kind of like bell bottoms.
(Hat tip: Pro Basketball Talk.)
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