One of the more unusual nicknames in NBA history is still used today: Birdman.

It belonged to Chris Andersen, a former center who persisted for almost 20 years.

Andersen entered the NBA directly out of high school, making his debut in 2001 with the Denver Nuggets.

Birdman played 695 games in the NBA throughout the course of his 15-year career.

He averaged 5.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game throughout that period.

It is also one of the strangest nicknames in NBA history, despite the fact that it may go down in history as one of the best.

Early in his career, a couple of teammates nicknamed him "Birdman" because to his appearance.

Not because of the recognizable arm tattoos and spiky hair, but rather because of his stature.

Andersen had a lot of length on him, standing at six feet ten inches with a wingspan of seven feet two inches.

He acquired the nickname "Birdman" among Denver Nuggets players due to his length. He was just known as Birdman in the NBA after that.

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