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Denver boosters are always whining about this town's lack of celebrities, so they should stock up on the current issue of Sports Illustrated -- the swimsuit edition, of course -- which features some local (at least for now) talent: La La Vazquez, fiance of Nugget Carmelo Anthony.

She's one of four mates of athletes featured in "Their Better Halves." And while La La doesn't offer the revealing quote of Carmella Garcia, wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jeff Garcia -- "This was really a different shoot for me because I actually had something on," says Carmella, who's posed for Playboy -- La La still does her bit for the home team.

"I did this shoot four months after I had my baby," she says, while posing in a $164 swimsuit by Juicy Couture Beach. "I loved it. It was good to feel comfortable with where my body was after pregnancy."

And where it was, of course, was Denver, Colorado. -- Patricia Calhoun

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