Sunday, May 11, 2008

Birdman's Long, Hard Journey

Posted By on Sun, May 11, 2008 at 9:25 PM

by Alejandro de los Rios

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From ESPN.com comes this fantastic profile about Chris "Birdman" Andersen that sheds incredible light on the player, his past and his estranged relationship with his mother. It's actually a pretty heart-wrenching story — published on mother's day, no less — about how Andersen hasn't seen his mother since a fight they had while he was on the Denver Nuggets three years ago.

It certainly shes new light on Birdman, a long-time fan favorite, and his struggles coping with his father's abandonment when he was young and living rough-shot in rural Texas. Linda Holubec, Andersen's mom, had to feed her three children diamond-head snakes and worked three jobs to pay for bills. She also ran in a biker gang and shot her first gun when she was 10. It is a must read for any Hornets fan or if you're looking for a reminder to show some love to all the moms out there today.

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