10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen

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Perhaps the most eccentric and one of the most beloved players on the Miami Heat roster, Chris “Birdman” Andersen has a personality that has captured the attention of Heat fans nationwide. From his blue-collar work inside the paint, to his no-holds-barred mentality, Andersen has been a fan favorite ever since his induction into the Miami Heat roster because of all the little things he does outside of the stat sheet.

While most people know Chris as the fun-loving, energetic player on the court, they have no idea what it took for him to become the person he is today off the court. From a history of substance abuse to an affinity for body art, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Chris “Birdman” Andersen.

1. Chris lived in a group home for three years when he was in middle school.

Chris Andersen Championship parade

“I had the opportunity to either live in a military school or at a children’s home,” he says about the experience, “and I’m just thankful that I actually got the choice to pick one of the two. I picked the children’s home.”

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