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Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen gets insane head tattoo, gives bizarre interview (pic)


Chris “Birdman” Andersen obviously has a established a reputation as something of an NBA oddity during his 13-year career. From his “combed his hair with a caramel apple” Mohawk to his inordinate amount of tattoos covering most of his body, nothing “Birdman” does at this point should be considered particularly shocking.

But just when we think we have Andersen figured out and goes out and blows our collective minds once again.

Given that tats essentially cover his body from head to toe — well, not literally (more on that follows) — Andersen is starting to run out of real estate with which a tattoo artist can do their work. So, instead of figuring enough is enough, “Birdman” elected to literally make sure he is emblazoned with tattoos from head to toe by getting some ink imprinted into the back of his skull.

Andersen unveiled his new cranial ink recently on Instagram, and to say the new tattoo is a bit disturbing would be something of an understatement.

A photo posted by on

Yowsers. It looks like what a nightmare would have if it were possible for one of them to have nightmares.

Compounding the strangeness, Andersen let his freak flag fly during a recent interview with the Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser. The entire back-and-forth between interviewer and subject is an exercise in oddness, but the following excerpted portions summarize just how much of a freaky scene occurred:

How much do you have left at this point in your career?
“I’ve got about 12 dollars left in my pocket because of Chick-fil-A, but I can go to the ATM any time and withdraw a limit of $300.”

Ok, but you played at 36 or 37 years old (36, actually) this year. How much do you have left?
“Man, you are terrible with numbers. I can withdraw from the ATM $300. I don’t know where you get 36, 37.”

And then there’s how the interview concluded:

How’d you feel about the way you held up physically?
“Why you keep trying to dig into my emotions, man? I’m a man. I don’t talk about my feelings.”

No, how do you feel physically?
“Oh, physical?”

Yeah. I’m not interested in your emotional feelings.
“Good, because I don’t talk about my feelings at all.”

Right. Save that for therapy.
“I don’t do therapy. I’m gonna go talk to somebody?”

I mean that another person would. Not you, obviously.
“I wouldn’t. I would hire someone to go talk for me.”

Alrighty then. Chris “Birdman” Andersen: Shine on you crazy diamond.