Rodman is an eccentric exhibitionist, whose neon hair color, wild behavior and excellent rebounding skills made him a household name. The Lakers took an interesting risk by signing him as a free agent on Feb. 23, 1999, and a tumultuous union ensued.
He averaged 11.2 rebounds in 23 games. But he also missed four games and refused to reenter another four games.
Management finally lost their patience after Rodman showed up to a practice groggy, without basketball shoes and socks. The 6-foot-7 forward was waived on April 16, after 51 days and 27 games with the team.