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Chris Andersen will add some color to the Heat's locker room

If nothing else, it's going to be fun with Chris Andersen around. I mean, look at the guy's colorful neck. That neck just screams super hero here to save the season.

Here's really all you need to know about the Heat's new center/forward: He sometimes refers to himself in the third person as "The Birdman." See, even Andersen thinks he's a super hero.

"I'm here to give them everything I've got, defensively, diving on the floor, blocking shots, you know, the usual that a Birdman does and what Birdman brings," Andersen said on Sunday.

Will Andersen solve the Heat's rebounding woes? No, but he can't hurt anything, that's for sure. In the Heat's four lossess this month, Chris Bosh has averaged 3.8 rebounds per game. Of course, I'm not suggesting Andersen is going to take any minutes away from Bosh. Most likely, guys like Joel Anthony, Shane Battier and Mike Miller will see their roles shrink to make room for Andersen.

Will Andersen be a long-term answer for the Heat? Don't hold your breath. He's on a 10-day contract, which means he'll likely be on another 10-day contract after that. The Heat has brought in big men in the past to help the team chew its way through the gristle of the season. See: Erick Dampier and Ronny Turiaf.

So, here's a fairly awesome picture of Andersen, brought to my attention by @javier710.


Of course, this tasetful portrait predates Andersen's "Free Bird" neck tattoo.



Seriously, what happens when The Birdman gets The Turkey Neck later in life?


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