To be big dog, Yao must bark
LOS ANGELES -- The way Yao Ming sees it, Karl Malone's 16 seasons of experience over him made the difference in the Lakers' overtime win in Game 4. He's right.
Over 18 seasons, Malone has developed the persona of someone who gets his way. It's a mixture of knowledge and arrogance and talent and intimidation, and even though he's backed off to make this year's alliance work with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, he knows how to turn it on when need be. He did just that all night long in Game ...
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