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Chris Andersen
Chris Andersen
Position: C
Born: 07/07/78
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat is staying busy this offseason, by getting a massive “GIVE ME WAR” tattoo with some skulls on his head. One of the nice things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head. Maybe “nice” isn’t the right word. Yeah let’s get rid of “nice.” One of the things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head.
How much do you have left at this point in your career? “I’ve got about 12 dollars left in my pocket because of Chick-fil-A, but I can go to the ATM any time and withdraw a limit of $300.” Ok, but you played at 36 or 37 years old (36, actually) this year. How much do you have left? “Man, you are terrible with numbers. I can withdraw from the ATM $300. I don’t know where you get 36, 37.”
Do you think teams will target Whiteside’s hand injury? “That’s going to happen in pretty much any opponent you’re facing, whether it’s basketball or MMA or boxing. Or water polo. Or tennis. You try to go after that injury.” Have you played water polo before, Chris? “Marco Polo? Yeah, I’ve played Marco Polo.” No, water polo. “Marco Polo?” You said water polo. I’m asking if you have ever played water polo. “It sounds like you’re saying Marco Polo.”
You see any similarities between you and Hassan Whiteside? Chris Andersen: “Absolutely not. He does everything 10 times better than I do it. With his length and his wingspan and jumping ability – s***, he’s doing everything with ease. It looks like a video game deal where you create your own guy and he gets in there and just does what he does. It’s fun to watch. You can imagine what his career’s gonna be like. I try to pass my experience on to him and give him a little insight of what I’ve learned over the years. In a way, he does what I do. But he’s got a soft hook. I ain’t got that. He has a nice jumper. I got that. His length with his arms is amazing.”
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Q: All I know is that Hassan Whiteside has earned playing time and should be a Heat player long term? — Alfredo. A: I don’t know about “long term” because we haven’t had enough of a sample size yet. But if he shows in coming weeks that he can rebound, block shots and, most importantly, defend, then I could envision the possibility of the Heat trading Chris Andersen (one of their few trade chips), perhaps as a means of getting back into the draft, and giving Whiteside additional time. I think it is already is apparent that Whiteside will make it through the Jan. 10 guarantee date.