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

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2. Andersen received a two-year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league’s drug policy.

Chris Andersen on the New Orleans Hornets

He was re-instated on March 4, 2008 and re-signed with the New Orleans Hornets the very next day. Andersen took the suspension extremely hard, saying “The darkest point was knowing that I messed up that bad. As a child growing up, your dream is to be a professional athlete and [I] just destroyed that.”

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