Topless Tuesday

As you have probably surmised from all of my previous posts, I’m not well versed in sports. But I will not let that stop me from showcasing a topless athlete every so often.

Before I reveal this week’s topless gent, I want you to know that I am, in fact, oddly attracted to this man. Now that I got that off my chest…

Chris Andersen aka Birdman

Chris Andersen

Photo Courtesy: gettyimages.com

You may recognize Mr. Andersen from his affiliation with the Denver Nuggets and/or from his sweet and colorful tattoos.

Note: The picture on your left is an earlier version of Chris. He has amped up his tattoos substantially as you will see later on.

Anywho, Chris was born July 17, 1978 in Long Beach, Calif., but was raised in Iola, Texas…which explains his fascination with hunting.

Since playing basketball in high school didn’t earn Birdman a college scholarship, he decided to attend Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Completing a year of college, Chris went undrafted in the NBA Draft in 1999. He subsequently signed with the Chinese Basketball League and hauled ass to China.

Chris told Inked Magazine that “China really toughened me up. When I played there, they could actually still smoke in the arena as you’re playing…I saw this one guy just burn one down in three or four puffs, then just whip out another one and light it up right there. That definitely made it tougher as a player, playing in those conditions.”

Photo Courtesy: inkedmag.com

After one year in China, Chris returned to the States and signed with the NBDL for a season. Finally, the Denver Nuggets picked up the Birdman.

Enough of all that sports junk…let’s discuss the more important things:

  • Chris stands at 6’10 which makes him climb like a tree worthy.
  •  He scooped up the name Birdman because after he scores, he flaps his arms like a bird.
  • The first tattoos Birdman got were two Chinese symbols meaning the good and the bad.
  • The phrase “Free Bird” is tattooed across his neck.
  • He was suspended from the NBA for two years for violating the league’s drug policy.

Ever since the suspension, Birdman has cleaned up his act and is currently developing his own reality show…I’ll definitely be tuning in!

Birdman – Even though I don’t have any tattoos, I’d let you draw a few on me with washable markers. I would also like to be taught how to slam dunk a basketball in order to bring all the boys to the yard. You’ll probably have to toss me into the air so I can reach the basket. Prep yourself.

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