Deep in the woods of Texas is where you hunt for hogs, not NBA folklore. But that’s what helps make Chris Andersen the Birdman, and what helps give the Birdman entry into a fraternity that doesn’t allow LeBron James and wouldn’t even think about letting in Tim Duncan.
Cult heroes — that’s what it would say on the door to this clubhouse, a place where talent alone won’t get you in and may help keep you out. Yes, Andersen is here, and so too are Dennis Rodman, M.L. Carr, Jeremy Lin, Brian Scalabrine and Fred Hoiberg, Hall of Famers to bench-warmers, but rare birds, all.
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