Usually, when a wee lad goes and visits Santa Claus, they get a candy cane or some other Christmas-inspired confectionery treat. When said Santa Claus is Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen, I believe the Hepatitis test afterward is complimentary.
Via the esteemed J.E. Skeets over at Ball Don’t Lie come photos of the Denver Nuggets forward appearing at a charity function on Sunday.
The Birdman, decked out in red, handed out signatures and took pictures with all of his young fans (and a Jesse James look-a-like). Tickets for the event were $10 per person, and all of the proceeds where given to a charity the Birdman supports called ACE — Alliance for Choice in Education.
As you may recall, the Birdman is one of the NBA’s feelgood stories. Once suspended for two years for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, Andersen seems to have put the past behind him and is now performing good works by dressing up as Santa Claus to terrify unsuspecting children. That’s nice.
* Note: more photos and a link to video can be found at Ball Don’t Lie
Photo Gallery: Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen plays Santa [Ball Don't Lie]