The 2013 NBA champion, Chris Andersen is an American retired professional basketball player, who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to that, he played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Hornets and so on.
Know all about Chris's early life, education, nationality, ethnicity, parents, father, mother, sisters, career, relationship, affairs, dating life, married life, engagement, net worth, salary, and more.
Chris Anderson Early Life and Education
Christopher Claus Andersen also widely recognized by the name of Birdman was born on July 7, 1978, in Long Beach, California, to Claus Andersen, father, Linda Holubec, mother. His father was a corrections officer whereas her mother was a waitress at the Port Hueneme naval base. He has two sisters, Tamie Andersen and April Andersen. Regarding his nationality, he is American and is of white ethnicity.
Anderson family separated at his young age. Right after that, he and his siblings were sent to middle school for three years. There, Andersen was convinced by his coach to take a basketball in order to get a scholarship at University as his grades were not enough to attend. He then played one season for Blinn Buccaneers, leading the National Junior College Athletic Association players in blocks.
Chris Andersen Career
The 6 feet 10 inch tall, Chris Andersen began playing basketball professionally with the Chinese Basketball Association, Jiangsu Nangang. He played with Jiangsu Nangang for a year and joined minor league games with the American basketball teams including New Mexico Slam, Fargo-Moorhead Beez, Sugarland Sharks, and Fayetteville Patriots.
In 2001, Andersen became the first D-team player to be called up by a National Basketball Association (NBA) team. He signed with the Denver Nuggets and in just two games he became one of the top per-minute shot-blockers as well as rebounders in the league. He was nicknamed Andersen Birdman by his teammates Junior Harrington and Kenny Satterfield.
Power forward basketball player, Chris Andersen played with Denver Nuggets for three seasons. He then played for the New Orleans Hornets for two seasons, Denver Stint for four, and Miami Heat for three. In 2016, Miami Heat traded Andersen to the Memphis Grizzlies where he made his debut game 109-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Subsequently, he signed with Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016 but was out of the team for the rest of the seasons due to an ACL tear. The following year, Cavs traded Andersen on cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for 2017 second-round pick and ultimately got waived. Reportedly, he is recovering from his injury. Likewise, there has been rumored of his being retired.
Chris Andersen Personal Life
The 39 years old, Chris Andersen currently seems to be living a single life. He has not involved in any love affair. Neither, there are any rumors or news of his relationship. But back in 2013, he dated a model, Tina Wiseman who got engaged after a brief date. However, their relationship did not last for longer time.
Besides, he was catfished by a girl name, Paris Dylan which almost ruins his basketball career.
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Currently, he is recovering from his injury. He has kept himself away from the love affairs. He is unmarried till date. He seems to be looking for the right partner and might get married soon in coming days.
Chris Andersen Tattoos
Apart from basketball, Chris Andersen is also known for his brightly colored tattoos. According to Andersen regular tattoo artist, John Slaughter, Andersen has covered 65% of his body with tattoos. His first tattoo was in his eighteenth birthday by his mother, who had a body art tenure in the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
Chris Andersen Net Worth
Chris Andeson makes a handsome sum of money from his basketball professions. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at around $16 million. Earlier, he used to receive $4.2 million as a salary per year.
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Andersen owns a Pinecrest home worth $3.94 million which is located at 5826 SW 107th St. The house features, five bedrooms, five bathrooms as well as tennis and basketball court. Besides, he owns a number of cars including Mercedes Benz, Jeeps, and so on.