The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

27 January 2006

Not the way he intended to fly

Hornets forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen, 27, has been tossed out of the NBA for a violation of the league's anti-drug program.

Under the agreement between the NBA and the Players Association, exact details of the matter are not available to the public; however, cause for disqualification, instead of a mere fine and/or suspension, would include use of cocaine, meth, acid, or opiates. Andersen will be barred from the league for a minimum of two years.

This year the Birdman, in 32 games, averaged 18 minutes per game, 5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game.

Posted at 7:11 PM to Net Proceeds

Total bummer.

Posted by: Dr. Jan at 11:59 PM on 27 January 2006

This was a sad day for Birdman and for the Hornets. The Birdman will be missed.

Posted by: Doug Loudenback at 5:45 AM on 28 January 2006