A real Shaq vs. Kobe rivalry
Editor's note: Every Wednesday, senior NBA writer Marc Stein gives his take on the league in "Slams and Dunks."
NEW YORK -- Maybe the reception won't be so hostile. Wednesday night brings Kobe Bryant to Gotham for his only appearance of the season at Madison Square Garden, where there figures to be more than a few dreamers inside, praying that the next time Kobe plays there it will somehow be as a Knick. Maybe the fans will play into the fantasy with a welcome bordering on friendly.
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