Of all the members of the Miami Heat, few players have more of a folk lore quality than Chris Andersen, who is a guy you’d think stick out like a sore thumb but instead mystically fits in with the entire team. He’s a guy who not only fits in but also is the most bizarre and alternative role model a kid could hope to have.
Andersen, who has been dubbed Birdman, is far from a conventional player you’d look up to as he’s been in pretty dark places in his life but has managed to pull himself back up and resurrect not only his career but his life — kind of like a Phoenix bird. We’ve all met and fallen in love with the play of Birdman but now we’ve met the child version of Bidman.
Now, Andersen isn’t a guy you may want your kid dressing up as, but it’s actually strangely adorable to see. Let’s just hope that those tattoos come off, otherwise the playground at school as that’s the one kid guaranteed to not get picked last just out of safety to the captains picking teams.