Too Hollywood for L.A.?

Now it's up to Dennis Rodman and a new coach to save the lackluster Lakers. Good luck, coach

Babe Ruth in New York. Joe Montana in San Francisco. Michael Jordan in Chicago. Sometimes the sports gods manage to find the most natural habitat for a player. And now they've gone and aced another assignment: Dennis Rodman in Los Angeles.

"Every time he steps onto the court, it'll be like an audition," said one of his handlers last week after Rodman--who will star as a sort of black James Bond in a movie scheduled for release this summer--signed on to rescue the struggling Lakers.

Oh, what a week in L.A., where basketball's prodigal problem child took El Nino's spot on...

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