Found May 31, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen has been suspended for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the NBA announced Friday evening after reviewing his Game 5 shove on Indiana Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough.  According to the NBA, “Andersen knocked Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough to the floor, escalated the altercation by shoving Hansbrough, and resisted efforts to bring the altercation to an end.” Birdman was issued a Flagrant 1 foul in the game, and David Stern said Friday afternoon on NBC Sports Radio that the Heat big man should have been ejected for the altercation. According to USA Today Sports: The NBA suspended Miami Heat forward-center Chris Andersen for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after reviewing his Game 5 incident with Indiana Pacers big man Tyler Hansbrough. The NBA upgraded Andersen’s foul to a flagrant foul two from a flagrant foul one, meaning the league believes the referees should have issued a flagrant foul two after they reviewed the incident during the game an

Chris Andersen, Tyler Hansbrough Get Into Altercation During Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals (Video)

Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers got physical during the second quarter, when Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Tyler Hansbrough began pushing and shoving behind the play. Andersen initiated the contact when he knocked Hansbrough to the ground with his shoulder. The two then bumped chests, and Birdman proceeded to push Hansbrough into Roy...

Chris Andersen Suspended For Game 6

courtesy of The NBA suspended Miami Heat center Chris Andersen for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals for his altercation with Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 this past Thursday.  Still not understanding what Andersen was thinking when he attacked Hansbrough, who fell to the floor after a Indiana defensive rebound.  After Tyler was knocked down...

Daily Rundown: Heat’s Andersen Suspended for Game 6

As the Miami Heat get set to try to notch a third straight trip to the NBA Finals on Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers, they will be without a key reserve. Chris Andersen, also known as the “Birdman”, was suspended on Friday for his actions in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against [...]

Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen Suspended for Pacers-Heat Game 6 After Shoving Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5

Chris “Birdman” Andersen won’t be taking flight in Indiana again any time soon. The Birdman has been suspended by the NBA for Game 6 of the Heat-Pacers series, in response to his altercation with Tyler Hansbrough. Andersen was given a flagrant-1 foul by the refs during Game 5, but the NBA announced it had upgraded that to a flagrant-2 upon further review. That means the league...

David Stern Says Birdman Should Have Been Ejected For Shove On Tyler Hansbrough

Speaking on NBC Sports Radio on Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern says he believes Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen should have been tossed from Game 5 after he inexplicably knocked down and then shoved Pacers’ Tyler Hansbrough in the first half.  Birdman was issued a Flagrant 1 foul and the two players were both assessed technicals as well. David Stern’s quote via ProBasketballTalk...

NBA suspends Chris “Birdman” Anderson for Game 6 of Eastern Conference Finals

David Stern did not approve of Miami Heat’s wild child Chris Anderson’s actions in Game 5. Anderson gave Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough a chicken wing while running down the court. Hansbrough was not a big fan of that and the two started having words. You can see the altercation that took place afterwards in the video below. Stern announced yesterday that Anderson will be suspended...

Was the 'Birdman' suspension legit?

Just when it seemed LeBron James and the Miami Heat had completely righted their ship and were ready to cruise past the Indiana Pacers into the NBA Finals, there's another potential speedbump. The 'Birdman' got caged. With one Game 5 meltdown, colorful center Chris Andersen (who resembles a peacock wth all of his body art) may have morphed from X factor to ex factor...

Did David Stern Saying Birdman Should Have Been Ejected Lead To Suspension?

Birdman got away with a flagrant 1 foul, but David Stern is saying the officials called it wrong. Per ESPN, NBA Commissioner David Stern says that Chris “Birdman” Anderson’s shove to Tyler Hansbrough merited an ejection. Stern made the remarks to NBC Sports Radio for an interview scheduled to air Sunday. Andersen was called for a flagrant foul 1 after shoving Hansbrough in...

Birdman Receives Flagrant 1 For Shoving Tyler Hansbrough

Chris “Birdman” Andersen received a Flagrant 1 midway through the second quarter for shoving Pacers forward, Tyler Tyler Hansbrough. Officials also handed out double technicals to both players, which was questionable since Hansbrough didn’t initiate nor retaliate when Andersen shoved him. The Birdman followed up the shove with a monster block on Hansbrough:

Sacramento Could Lose Kings If Arena Doesn't Open By 2017

The NBA has set "a series of benchmarks" for a new arena that the Sacramento Kings' new ownership group must meet in order to keep their team. The NBA has the option of pulling the Kings out of Sacramento and to arrange a sale to new owners if the deadlines are not met. The Ranadive group agreed to the deadlines in writing, David Stern said. Stern said that he expects...

Kings of Deception

David Stern is all about leverage. (Credit) I’ve never been to Sacramento. I’ve never been further north in California than San Diego. I have no beef with the city; I’ve never even met anyone from it. I just know that Sacramento shouldn’t have an NBA team. If they did, they might also have an NFL or MLB team. Hell, an NHL team would suffice. There’s a reason no other...

Kings Sale Finalized, With Group Led by Vivek Ranadive Set to Keep Team in Sacramento

A new owner is in place. A new coach is on the way. And for the first time in 14 years, Sacramento Kings fans can celebrate a new era. The Maloof family finalized the sale of the Kings and Sleep Train Arena to a group led by TIBCO Software chairman Vivek Ranadive on Friday, the NBA confirmed. Ranadive’s group acquired a 65 percent controlling interest in the team at a total franchise...

Maloofs Had Previously Entertained Offer From Las Vegas Group

The Maloofs previously entertained an offer to sell the Sacramento Kings to a group seeking to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas. The other two serious offers were from a buyer promising to keep the team in Sacramento and the Hansen-Ballmer group. The only firm offer was from Hansen-Ballmer. The Vivek Ranadive-led group only came together after a deal was in place with the group...
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