1998-99 (#73) 23 2.1 11.2

Dennis Rodman

Forward, #73


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.

— Melissa Rohlin
Feb. 12, 2011

Find a Laker

Search a name

Select a season

Choose one of our lists


Add a widget to your site

To embed data about Dennis Rodman on your website, paste the following HTML into the page.

All Things Lakers
is the Los Angeles Times’ interactive database of all things purple and gold. Learn more about your favorite coach,player or season.
Lakers Fan Shop »
Browse Lakers 2010 Championship apparel