American basketball player
Christopher Claus Andersen (born July 7, 1978) is an American former basketball player. Andersen was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in Iola, Texas, and played one year at Blinn College. He was nicknamed "Birdman" by Junior Harrington, another former NBA player, for having wing tattoos on his inner biceps. He received a two-year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league's drug policy, but was reinstated on March 4, 2008. During his 17-year, career, he played for the Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, and Cleveland Cavaliers and won a championship with the Heat in 2013. He also played for the Chinese Basketball Association. He now plays in the Big3 League.
|Born||July 7, 1978|
Long Beach, California, United States
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Iola (Iola, Texas)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Number||15, 11, 1, 12, 7, 00|
|2000||New Mexico Slam|
|2004–2006, 2008||New Orleans Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
- ↑ "Chris Andersen Bio Page". NBA. Retrieved 28 February 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com