LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 28: Dirk Nowitzki #41 is defended by Karl Malone #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their game at Staples Center on October 28, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 109-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 28: Dirk Nowitzki #41 is defended by Karl Malone #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their game at Staples Center on October 28, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 109-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)