The Mail Man will be delivering plenty of beads in 2020 for Mardi Gras in Shreveport. NBA Hall of Famer, Olympic Gold Medalist, and one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Karl Malone has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the 2020 Krewe of Centaur parade.

Malone is originally from Summerfield, Louisiana, and grew up playing basketball at Summerfield High School, where he won three Louisiana Class C state championships. He then went on to play his college basketball at Louisiana Tech, where he took the Bulldogs to their first ever NCAA Tournament. He carried the team all the way to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

In the 1985 NBA Draft, Malone was picked at #13 overall by the Utah Jazz. He would become a legend in Utah, spending almost two decades with the franchise. With the Jazz, he was twice named NBA MVP and took the team to the NBA Finals. Malone also won two Olympic Gold Medals with Team USA.

The Krewe of Centaur parade is scheduled for February 15th, 2020.