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Birdman: The Other Other White Meat

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Despite his ability to fly, Chris Andersen is here to stay! The undrafted center/power forward for the Denver Nuggets (AKA Birdman) has put aside his ornithological antics and drug use to bring back a rare breed of player not seen in the NBA since Dennis Rodman.

Rodman gained success as "The Worm" so it's no coincidence Andersen coined himself Birdman, despite all his fans attributing it to his chicken-dance routine. Besides, a chicken's not even a bird. A bird doesn't get caught bare-handed by some overweight hillbilly in overalls.

And we all know the bird gets the worm. But in this case, it wasn't so early.

Chris Andersen went undrafted in the 1999 NBA Draft. He played in the Chinese Basketball League u...

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