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On the evening after, James didn't seem particularly troubled by the somewhat comical controversy he recreated. Calling himself "not easy to persuade these days," James laughed when asked why he was against it. "I'm not against it," he said. "I just don't want to do it. Do I have to be against something because I don't want to do it." So why not? "I don't know," James said. "I don't know." Chris Andersen chimed in: "'Cause he don't want to, man." "Tell 'em again, Bird," James said. Bleacher Report

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The Heat on Tuesday released the nicknames players will wear on the backs of their jerseys as part of the NBA "Name Collection" that will be unveiled during Friday's nationally televised game in Brooklyn and later worn at three Heat home games: on January 21 vs. the Boston Celtics and the March 12th and April 8th games against the Nets. The choices, as approved by the NBA when factoring trademark concerns: Ray Allen: "J. Shuttlesworth" Chris Andersen: "Birdman" South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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The return of Birdman was special but subdued. Back at Pepsi Center for the first time since joining the Miami Heat last January, former Nuggets forward Chris Andersen didn’t play Monday night as Denver faced the two-time defending champs. Andersen missed his third straight game with a sore back. “I would love to play in this game,” Andersen said. “Coming back here is a special moment. It’s a team that made a big commitment to my career. I want nothing more than to beat my old team, but I’ve got bigger fish to fry, and that’s trying to win a championship.” NBA.com

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Ethan J. Skolnick: Chris Andersen told me tonight that he wants to play three or four years. Legs feel good. Even mentioned how 2-year suspension helped that. Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

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Andersen spoke with Heat sideline reporter Jason Jackson during a timeout and told fans he took less money to sign with the Heat this season. Andersen signed for the veteran’s league minimum. “I’m building something I can leave behind for my legacy.” Miami Herald

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Ethan J. Skolnick: Chris Andersen says he dropped 10 pounds in offseason. And he's adding a championship tattoo in next month. "Damn right." Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

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In a dramatic and definitive end to a two-year odyssey that began in 2012 with a search of his Larkspur, Colorado home by the Douglas County Sheriff's Internet Crimes Against Children unit, Andersen was found to have been a victim of an internet impersonator in Canada, with that announcement made Wednesday. "I would describe him today as solemn," agent Mark Bryant told the Sun Sentinel of Andersen's reaction. "If they would have just left this, then he would have been left with this. And not only would he have been left with this, a lot of victims would have gone undetected." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Bryant not only praised authorities in both Colorado and Canada for the thoroughness of their investigation, but also of handling matters in a fashion in the intervening months that did not interfere with what turned into Andersen's first NBA championship. "Chris had texted me on Monday, 'Two more days, right?' " Bryant related to the Sun Sentinel. "He's usually a little more jovial. The onus of these labels that were out here and he had to live with, I can't even describe it. Thank God for the distraction down there called the Miami Heat World Champions." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Adds a spokesperson from the 18th Judicial district in Colorado: "It would be premature for us here at the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office to discuss this case before filing charges. We are looking at 4,000 pages of information in relation to an investigation that is extremely complex. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has conducted a highly sophisticated investigation where they have crossed state lines and international borders to obtain evidence and pursue the truth in this case. We will announce our findings in the near future after a careful review of the evidence. Based on the information that we have been able to obtain and available and analyze we are not pursuing charges against Chris Andersen." SI.com

Andersen is happy the ordeal is over and looks forward to putting it behind him. "I can't tell you how much Chris agonized over the label placed on him," said Bryant. "This has had an extraordinary effect on Chris ... He appreciates those who reserved judgment. He will continue to do what he's always done in life and that's turn something bad hopefully into something good." SI.com

Former Denver Nuggets basketball star Chris Andersen was the victim of a wide-ranging and complex Internet impersonation scheme when authorities searched his home last year, an attorney for Andersen said Wednesday. Mark Bryant, the attorney, said Andersen was being impersonated online by a woman in Canada. The woman, posing as Andersen, sought relationships and gifts but also threatened at least one person, Bryant said. The woman in Canada was also posing online as other people to Andersen, Bryant said. Denver Post

Bryant said the woman, whose name he would not release, has been charged in Canada with multiple crimes. She has not yet been charged in Colorado but could be. "It is my understanding that this case involves numerous victims," Bryant said. "... Chris was a victim in this case." Denver Post

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