Popular by his nickname “Birdman” for his high-flying dunks, Chris Andersen is a former American basketball player. He started his career with Chinese Basketball Association and with American minor leagues. He started his NBA career with Denver Nuggets in 2001. He played 16 seasons with several NBA teams and won championship while playing for the Miami Heat in 2013. He also was part of a controversy in 2006. Today in this article, we’ll talk about Chris Andersen wife, married, son, net worth, career and other details. Keep scrolling.
Who is the Chris Andersen wife? Is he married? Son
The former basketball player, also popular for his colourful tattoos. Chris Andersen wife is not available in his life. Currently, he is engaged to Tina Wiseman, with whom he met in 2013.
It’s has been 10 years of their relationship, and still, there is no issues of separation between them.
Likewise, Chris Andersen’s girlfriend inked tattoos on her body. She is a professional model and signed several contracts with modelling companies. They do not have any children.
Before dating Tina, The “Birdman” engaged with Bandy Newman. However, she ended her relationship due to Chris’s drug involvement.
When and Where was Chris Andersen born? Early Life Professional Career & Suspension
Chris Andersen was born on July 7, 1978. His place of birth was Long Beach, California. He is the son of Claus Andersen and Linda Holubec. His family was Danish Immigrants.
Since his childhood, he was passionate about sports, especially basketball. He started his basketball career with Blinn College, where he played from 1997 to 1999. Prior, he played at Iola High School in Texas.
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Professional Basketball & NBA
The Birdman started his basketball career with the Chinese professional basketball team, Jiangsu, Nangang. He later performed as a Center/Power forward for New Mexico Slam, Sugarland Sharks and Fargo Moor-head Beaz.
In 2001, Chris’s agreed on a contract with the NBA team, Denver Nuggets, where played for 3 seasons.
On July 19, 2004, he agreed on a multi-year contract with the New Orleans Hornets.
While playing with Hornets in 2006, he was disqualified and dismissed from the NBA game for violating anti-drug policy. Furthermore, he also found positive in the case. He was reinstated as a player after two years in 2008.
In 2008, he returned to Denver, where stayed for five years. In 2013, he agreed on a contract with Miami Heat, where he played for 3 seasons.
In 2017, he took retirement from his NBA career. Before retiring from basketball, he played for Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2018, he went to play with the BIG 3 basketball league and helped his team to win the 2018 championship.
How much is Chris Andersen’s net worth? Salary & Contracts
Chris Andersen has made a huge impact in his career. He played basketball for more than 18 years. His profession pays him a fortune amount of income and earnings.
In 2001 & 2002, his starting annual salary with Denver Nuggets was $43 250,201. Likewise, from 2003 to 2004, he earned $2,238,679.
In addition, he earned an average salary of $3,500,000 in 2005. From 2006 to 2008, he didn’t get any amount due to his dismissal from the NBA for the drug case.
Similarly, in 2013, his annual earnings with the Denver Nuggets was $14, 23,999. In 2014 & 2015, he earned around $5, 18, 7500 while playing with the Miami Heats.
His total earnings and salaries boosted his net wealth. As of August 2023, he has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
How tall is “The Birdman” Aka Chris Andersen? Social Media Presence & Tattoos
The former basketball player has an outstanding height of 6 feet 10 inches, which is around 2.08 m. Furthermore, his billed weight is 111 kg.
He is less active on social media. He has an official Twitter account having 600 followers. He has an Instagram Fan page with 364 posts and 10.9 K followers.
Chris Andersen is also well known for his coloured tattoos, which he has inked on his arms, chest, neck, back, hands and legs.
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