Karl Malone working out with Derrick Favors
"Might sound crazy," Favors said, "but the hardest thing was getting ready to work out with him. He wanted me to be in shape, be ready before he got there. We did a lot of things, a lot of conditioning stuff so he wanted me to be ready for him."
They have played one-on-one, although he said they haven't kept score (which fits nicely with General Manager Dennis Lindsey's 2013-14 request not to be judged by wins and losses). However, Favors couldn't resist the opportunity to brag a little.
"He don't want me to tell nobody," Favors intoned quietly, "but I beat him at H-O-R-S-E one time."
-- Salt Lake Tribune