Chris Andersen

American basketball player

Christopher Claus Andersen (born July 7, 1978)[1] 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.

Chris Andersen
Andersen with the Nuggets in July 2009
Personal information
Born (1978-07-07) July 7, 1978 (age 45)
Long Beach, California, United States
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolIola (Iola, Texas)
CollegeBlinn (1997–1999)
NBA draft1999 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2017
PositionCenter / Power forward
Number15, 11, 1, 12, 7, 00
Career history
1999–2000Jiangsu Nangang
2000New Mexico Slam
2000–2001Fargo-Moorhead Beez
2001Sugarland Sharks
2001Fayetteville Patriots
20012004Denver Nuggets
20042006, 2008New Orleans Hornets
20082012Denver Nuggets
20132016Miami Heat
2016Memphis Grizzlies
2016–2017Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

References change

  1. "Chris Andersen Bio Page". NBA. Retrieved 28 February 2013.

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