The thing that makes Demetrius worth talking about is the fact that his father is Karl Malone. Karl Malone was one of the most successful NBA players of all time. When Karl Malone attended Louisiana Tech, and was a 19 year old college sophomore he began having sex with Demetrius' mother. When she got pregnant with Demetrius she was 13 years old.
Yes, it was statutory rape, but at the time in Louisiana the parents could decide whether or not to press charges and chose not to do so. I have no idea why they didn't, but the fact is that a star college basketball player was having sex with and got a 13 year old girl pregnant. Was she even a teenager when they started having sex?
When I read the article that pm sent me and that was first reported by the Buffalo News I was almost as disgusted as when I read about the dad abusing his kid for 24 years. People ask what is wrong with the Miley Cyrus photos. I don't think it is the actual photos themselves as much as it is what the people who control her life are trying to convey. Do they want 25 year old guys to think she is sexy and hot? Do they want guys thinking of her in a sexual way? Although none of them will probably get with Miley Cyrus, what about the other 15 year old girls who now think it is perfectly acceptable to dress like Miley and to flash their bra to the world. Who is going to protect those girls from the guy who can't get with Miley but sure has a chance with this other teenage girl. That to me is the issue, and why we need to do a better job of protecting our youth.
As for Karl Malone, Bell was never told Karl Malone was his father until after he graduated from high school. When he first met Malone, Karl said, that it was too late for Karl to be his father and that Demetrius would have to earn his money on his own. Nice first thing to say dad. Just think the reason that your kid wants to know his dad is so he can mooch money off of you.
“All of that’s behind me right now,” Bell said, referring to the absence of his biological father. “I feel good I made it this far. Nothing against him, but I feel good at this time. If he would’ve been there, yeah, it would’ve been good. But if not, it’s even better. Everything is a plus right now.”
Good for you Demetrius. I hope you make the team and do something your dad never did. Win a championship.