First of all I would like to say that I personally do not like Karl Malone. We really didn't need him, after getting GP. But being that he came cheap and I would rather him be with us than in San Antonio. It will be hard, but I'll get used to it and will eventually embrace Karl as one of us, when we win our title back. Until then you are under my microscope, until the title comes home. Thats 1 thing. However Him wearing the number 32 is another. AS mentioned earlier Shaq didn't even wear the #32. What right does Karl have wearing Magics number. You would think that Karl would be gracious enough, to say thanks, but no thanks to magic and choose something that maybe equals 5 like 23 or 50. But not Karl, he wants to gravy train a title with us and wear #32. Karl you and Stockton could never earn your own title and even if you were a champion you still would not be deserving of the sacred #32 in LA gear. Here we are about to basically hand you a title. you haven't even signed yet, and the first thing you do is to step on our toes by wearing Magics number. Karl we are only going to like you b/c your in purple and gold, otherwise we don't like you and never have. The thought of you breaking the all time scoring record as a Laker in #32, is kinda sickening, to say the least. In the past you have made such comments about playing with magic, b/c he had the HIV thing, the whinning in the allstar game, about Kobe not passing you the ball. Whine whine whine. All I know is and have stated in other topics. We know how you are, and when Kobe goes into his ball hoggin stages( which pisses us all off as Laker fans, but we live with it, b/c we have championships to back it up) and your not getting the touches you used to get. You better not go to the media with your whining. KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT, and think RING. Your job is to make your 15 foot jumper when open, pass the ball within the triangle and help Shaq rebound. As far as I am concerned you have gotten enough from us, an almost automatc ring and Magics number 32 too. Damn it You better give US something back in return. And soon!!!!