Palace dispute occurred before Game 3
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Police are investigating a confrontation between Karl Malone and a fan who says the Lakers' forward poked him in the face before Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
In a dispute shown repeatedly on national television, the man was at the edge of the court during Los Angeles' layup drill before Thursday night's game, won by the Detroit Pistons 88-68.
Malone, a 19-year NBA veteran and the league's second-leading
career scorer, said Friday that the fan had obviously ...
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