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L.A. diva? Karl, not Kobe

Originally Published: December 9, 2004
By Ric Bucher | ESPN the Magazine

Forests of paper, miles of videotape and months of audio recording have been devoted to singing Karl Malone's praises. Oh, he took a few hits for not closing the deal on a title in Utah, especially with Michael Jordan literally plucking the ball, and thereby the trophy, from his grasp in '98. Some opposing players also have suggested he plays dirty, a justifiable allegation with all the knees and elbows he's laid on them over the years.

Other than that, though, it's been one long, 19-season ...

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