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Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen (born July 7, 1978), nicknamed "Birdman", is an American professional basketball player. Andersen was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in Iola, Texas, and played one year at Blinn College. He went undrafted in the 1999 NBA Draft and began his professional career in the Chinese Basketball League. He has played in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Hornets. The 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m), 228 lb (103 kg; 16.3 st) center/power forward received a two year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league's drug policy, but was reinstated on March 4, 2008, and re-signed by the Hornets the next day. Andersen was the first overall pick in the 2001 NBDL Draft and played one season with the Fayetteville Patriots. Andersen appeared in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in 2004 and 2005, finishing 3rd and 4th (out of 4), respectively. In the 2005 contest, he unsuccessfully tried the same dunk eight times at Pepsi Center. On January 25, 2006, Andersen was disqualified from the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug policy by testing positive for a banned substance. Andersen's suspension fell under the league's category of "drugs of abuse,"

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Chris 'Birdman' Andersen -- Flying the Coop ... Unloads House from Child Porn Raid

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Flying the Coop Unloads Home from Child Porn Raid

Miami Heat center Chris "Birdman" Andersen is cutting ties with his Colorado nest -- the same house the FBI raided in a crazy kiddie porn investigation two years ago, TMZ Sports has learned.The… READ MORE >

Miami Heat Star Chris Andersen -- 'Birdman' Cleared in Internet Kiddie Crime Investigation

Miami Heat Star
Cleared in Internet Kiddie Crime Investigation

Miami Heat star Chris Andersen -- aka Birdman -- has been cleared in a criminal investigation allegedly involving an underage girl on the Internet ... a year after the Feds raided his Colorado… READ MORE >

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Chris 'Birdman' Andersen -- I'm the REAL Victim in Extortion Plot

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen
I'm the REAL Victim in Extortion Plot

NBA star Chris Andersen -- aka The Birdman -- claims he's NOT guilty of any Internet crime involving children ... claiming he's the victim in an extortion plot involving a 21-year-old woman. After… READ MORE >

- 962 days ago
NBA Star Chris Andersen -- Birdman's Home Investigated for Internet Kiddie Crime

Chris 'Birdman' Andersen
Home Investigated for Internet Kiddie Crime

The home of Denver Nuggets star Chris Andersen -- aka The Birdman -- is being investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force in Colorado ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement tells… READ MORE >

- 963 days ago
NBA's 'Birdman' -- Ballin' in Mexico

NBA's 'Birdman' -- Ballin' in Mexico

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