Mailman, GP must keep the peace

Karl Malone and Gary Payton might be the only ones in Lakerland who can get Shaq and Kobe to reconcile.

Updated: October 29, 2003, 9:22 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- Karl Malone and Gary Payton thought they were coming to Hollywood simply to help Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, to be the thuggish power forward and sleek point guard they have never had and to get the rebounds and the steals and get the fast break moving again. They thought they were coming to L.A. to finally get their rings.

Mailman and Glove thought wrong.

Better get them some stripes first. Turns out, without warning, they also came to the Lakers to be referees, ...

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