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Karl Malone plays undercover janitor, pranks Anthony Davis

By
Alex Butler

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone recently pretended to be a janitor in order to prank New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

He did so in a video posted by Red Bull. Malone wore a cushion over his stomach before putting on a onesie, glasses and a wig with dreadlocks for good measure. He also had grey coloring added to his beard.

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"I'm no longer the 'Mailman,' I'm the maintenance man," Malone said. "I'll be Sam."

The 54-year-old Utah Jazz legend went to a janitor's closet to get supplies before wiping down the backboards of a basketball court, mopping the floor and more.

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Davis thought he was just in the arena to take some photos and do a commercial.

Malone swept around the arena, while Davis took some shots. Davis then recited some lines while being filmed, while Malone messed around with a ladder in the background.

Malone eventually rode a floor cleaner into some lighting equipment, causing enough of a ruckus to get the commercial's staff and Davis' security guard to intervene.

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The 6-foot-9 Hall of Famer then walked up to Davis and asked him to sign an autograph.

"Can you sign that for me? To Karl Malone," he said.

Davis and Malone shared a hug and the Pelicans star couldn't stop laughing after the big reveal.

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Malone did drop a few hints in the video. At one point, he asked the film crew if they wanted to listen to a little 'Jazz,' an obvious reference to his former team. He also said his "assist man" named John could help clean up the lighting equipment. That was a reference to Hall of fame point guard John Stockton.

Malone was a two-time NBA MVP, a 14-time All-Star and a 14-time All-NBA selection. Davis, 24, is a five-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA selection. He is averaging 27.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game this season for the Pelicans.

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