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Hair-raising endorsement for Malone - he'll pitch Extra Strength Rogaine

He's the MVP of a pro sports league where bald is considered beautiful. Other superstars like Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley shave their heads.

But Karl Malone wants hair.So he's doing something about it. Malone, who started getting a bald spot on the top of his head several years ago, tried the en vogue shaved head look during the 1996 Olympics. It wasn't him.

So he grew his hair back last season, at least what hair he could. But now - he says thanks to Extra Strength Rogaine - his bald spot is no more. The product claims to stimulate the scalp to grow your own hair back.

Malone's a believer.

"They called me, I tried it and it's working," said Malone, tipping his head down to show off the results following the team shoot-around Thursday morning in Orlando. "I've used it for a couple of months, every morning and every evening."

Malone, 34, along with supermodel Kim Alexis and Green Bay Packers coach Mike Holmgren, were part of a promotional panel for the hair-growing product for men on Tuesday night at Michael Jordan's Restaurant in Chicago.

Malone's part was taped at his home in Salt Lake City before the current Jazz trip, however. He was busy playing the Heat in Miami - and scoring 29 points - during the actual promotional panel.

"There are a lot of guys in the league, in my profession now, that probably don't use it but need to use it," Malone said in the taped testimonial. "And you know who you are."

Malone says for practical purposes it's best that he doesn't go with the clean-shaven head look.

"(John) Stockton couldn't figure out who I was on the break when I had my head shaved," Malone joked. "He didn't know if it was Bryon (Russell) or me."