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With Gary Payton and Karl Malone settled in Tinseltown, there are a myriad of sitcom possibilities.

Updated: July 22, 2003, 3:32 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

In an era when players receive constant criticism for placing money over winning, Karl Malone and Gary Payton deserve a salute for taking significant paycuts last week to sign contracts with the Los Angeles Lakers. Under terms of the deals, both players will have to actually buy tickets to attend the games, and Malone has to sit next to Dyan Cannon when he isn't on the court.

But who cares? Malone and Payton certainly don't. The two players are already fabulously rich, so they don't ...

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