Chris Andersen said he won't change. He has been advised by his Miami Heat employers that he has to. A day after being suspended by the NBA for his shove of Tyler Hansbrough and his continued aggression during a first-half incident in Thursday's Game 5 victory in these Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, Andersen said Saturday he hopes to learn from the incident. "I'm not going to change who I am and how I play," he said following the morning shootaround at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, banned by the league from being in the building later for Saturday night's Game 6 of the best-of-seven series. "I've just got to keep my composure a little bit better, and be smarter and make the right decision next time something like that does happen. But as far as changing the way I play and who I am? No." Actually, Andersen, known for his colorful tattoos, Mohawk haircut and "Birdman" nickname, has been asked to change, or at least advised of the impending consequences.
Birdman: I've got to keep my composure better
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jun 1