Posted June 04, 2013

Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen presented with Eastern Conference championship trophy

2013 NBA playoffs, Alonzo Mourning, Ben Golliver, Chris Andersen, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Micky Arison

Former Heat star Alonzo Mourning and owner Micky Arison presented the Eastern Conference championship trophy to Chris “Birdman” Andersen at center court after Miami’s 99-76 victory over Indiana in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.

“It is amazing to hold that [Eastern Conference trophy],” Andersen said. “But I really want to hold up the other [Finals] trophy. I know there is another test at hand.”

Andersen, who was suspended for a Game 6 loss after instigating a skirmish with Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5, finished with seven points and five rebounds in 17 minutes in the Heat’s decisive win. The tattooed and Mohawked big man has been a fan favorite and X-factor since signing with the defending champions in January. With Andersen in the lineup, Miami has gone 51-6, including 27 consecutive regular-season victories.

The Heat will face San Antonio in the NBA Finals. Game 1 is Thursday in Miami. Andersen, 34, will be making his first Finals. He averaged 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds this season.

4 comments
DhdOkc
DhdOkc

peodophile,, this man should be shot not get a trophy

Scurrilous
Scurrilous

@DhdOkc 

The allegations against Anderson were proven to be false. 

Go Heat!

305_Javier
305_Javier

@Scurrilous@DhdOkcOn May 10, 2012, Denver NBC affiliate 9News reported that Andersen's home was the target of an investigation of a suspected Internet criminal case by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children Unit.] Andersen was not charged with any crimes His lawyer said that Andersen was the victim of an extortion attempt, and that the case "had nothing to do with children"