posted on Oct, 10 2004 @ 07:52 AM
Karl Malone appeared at the Los Angeles Lakers training camp Saturday to visit with his old teammates and club officials.
Malone's visit was purely social and had no bearing on whether he might play this season, team officials said.
"It's not a bad sign, but really it's not a sign either way," said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, adding the club would welcome Malone's
presence on the court.
The 41-year-old Malone, the second-leading scorer in NBA history, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in late June. He opted out of his
$1.65 million contract with the Lakers at season's end, making him a free agent.
Malone has said he's not ready to play but hasn't ruled out returning this season.
"He's leaving his options open," Malone's agent, Dwight Manley, said last week.