Chris 'Birdman' Andersen Goes for Fresh Look as He Ditches Mohawk

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2014

Miami Heat's Chris Andersen (11) looks on as he sits on the bench in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Chris "Birdman" Andersen has been known for his mohawk and tattoos. Now that he is without one of those signature features, he will be a little tougher for the average fan to recognize.

The Miami Heat big man showed up to his team's first game after the 2014 NBA All-Star break sans mohawk:

Luckily we can still identify Birdman by his tattoos.

That's a risky move to get rid of a hairstyle during a season, especially when the Heat won the title with him sporting the mohawk.

[Ira Winderman]