Chris Andersen Essay examples

710 Words Mar 30th, 2011 3 Pages
Chris "Birdman" Andersen Chris "Birdman" Andersen was born to Linda and Claus Andersen on July 7th, 1978 in Southern California. His family lived there for a while and then moved to Texas. His parents were divorced in 1986. His mom was a single parent with three children. In 1989 she was so stressed out that she sent the two older children, April and Chris, to live with their father in Irving, Texas. In early 1990 Claus left April and Chris at the Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home in Denton, Texas. When Linda found out she began taking the steps required to bring Chris home. Chris was at Cumberland from 5th to 8th grade. While there he attended public school just like any other kid living in Denton. He went to Borman …show more content…
After that he came back to the United States and played for the New Mexico Slam and the Fargo-Moorhead Beez. During 2001 he worked out and played with a group in Houston. "Nobody really wanted to pick him [for games]," said Johnson, the Mavericks' coach. "He would just wait his turn, wait his turn. But, boy, when he got out there, he was all over the place." Chris played in the NBA's Rocky Mountain Revue at the end of the summer. This is where Denver saw him play. Denver then signed him in late November. This was his start in the NBA. Chris was first signed by the Denver Nuggets as a free agent for the 2001-02 season. He stayed there until the end of the 2003-04 season. He was then signed by the New Orleans Hornets. He was there for the 2004-05 to the 2005-06 seasons. During this time he was suspended for two years for violating the NBA's substance abuse policy. When he was re-instated he was re-signed by the Hornets for the 2007-08 season. He has been back with the Denver Nuggets since the 2008-09 season. Along with a new contract he also has new tattoos. They are a flock of birds on each leg around the shin area. In downtown Denver there is a mural of him on the side of a building. In conclusion Chris "Birdman" Andersen has had an interesting life. People like him and take notice of his many tattoos and wild hair. His path to the NBA has not been an easy one but now

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