Chris Andersen Playing Like There’s Meth In The Gatorade


It’s Cinco de Drinko in Seattle. What better day to share one of my favorite Mexi-jokes, (which I heard from Manny)?

Q: What kind of cans do they have in Mexico?

A: “Mexi-cans”

Excellent. But let’s take some time out for some rare accountability.

It looks like I got it wrong when I panned Denver for signing America’s favorite recovering meth addict Chris Andersen. He’s been the catalyst of Denver’s postseason run, so much that even Woody Paige is taking some time to give him some ink:

In the opening quarter Sunday, Nowitzki squared up, and made his first six shots, to push the Mavs to an eight-point lead.

Enter “Hands Christian Andersen,” with hair spiked to resemble Mount Kilimanjaro and a body colored like a silk Chinese dragon robe.

Andersen rebound, Andersen block, Andersen rebound, Andersen block, Andersen free throw, Ander- sen steal, Andersen tip, Andersen tip, Andersen reverse layup, Andersen free throw, Andersen layup.

Hundreds in the frenzied crowd arose and did Andersen’s archaeopteryx bird dance.

He’s the magic; he’s the bird. Showtime.

Andersen’s six blocks and ridiculous plus-minus of +28┬áturned the first playoff game against the Mavericks.

(But he’s not the only Birdman in the news.)

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