Chris Andersen Suspended: Birdman Grounded for Game 6 after Shoving Tyler Hansbrough


The NBA has announced that Chris Anderson is suspended for Game 6 following his antics last night in a dust up with Tyler Hansbrough. This was to be expected both by anyone who watched the game and anyone who saw David Stern’s comments on the matter earlier today.

As Brian Windhorst notes, this now makes two years running that a Heat player will miss a Game 6 against the Pacers for hitting Hansbrough. He’s just got one of those faces, I guess.

According to Howard Beck, the league says that the suspension was levied because Andersen “knocked Indiana Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough to the floor, escalated the altercation by shoving Hansbrough, and resisted efforts to bring the altercation to an end.”

The league also rescinded the technical foul that was given to Hansbrough at the time.

Dan Devine’s got the scoop on Tyler’s take.

In more serious news …For reasons highlighted by Pacers.com’s Scott Agness, this is good news for Indiana.

Then again, Indiana’s offense, specifically the play of Roy Hibbert, has actually been better when Birdman has played.

Really, though, the best take on the matter came from Steve Aschburner.

Now, that, son, is sensational Photoshop’ing.

Tags: 2013 Playoffs News Pacers Vs. Heat

  • simsan

    wow FUCK U Indiana….

    • Jaret Binford

      Hey, just so you know…. this blog is all about Indiana Pacers Basketball. You seem a little lost. Get back over to the overpaid athletes/”Without Lebron we’re nothing” forum that covers the Heat. We’d like to read about our beloved squad in peace.

      • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

        Yeah.. a squad that will be losing tonight.. Lol. farewell.. hope you got your fishing gear ready. Typical “hater because they can’t beat the opponent” kind of guy… Beloved? Since when? All these new Pacer fans probably didn’t know they existed until they made the playoffs THIS YEAR.

        • llcoolray3000

          LOL @ a Heat fan accusing others of being fair weather bandwagon jumpers.

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            Yeah.. and I was one when I was what 15. Pacers went out of style when Reggie left.. and surely you know that cause you’ve probably been rooting for the Lakers till now Lol

          • Jaret Binford

            What were you saying???? You were 15… Well the heat were founded in 1988, so assuming you got in on the ground floor you’re 40 years old. Congrats on living longer than me, we’ll just have to see how it plays out to see if I too will make it to the ripe and grumpy old age of 40 when I have to troll another team’s blog to hate on their fans. I mean not to get into a dick measuring contest with you, but the pacers have been playing professionally since 1967. So maybe you should start considering that people have grown up in families that for three generations have been watching Pacer Ball and they’d like to think they’re as much of a fan as anyone. Now if you’re not going to make any real point about basketball you can leave and after your heat lose on Monday you can come back here and catch the grades.

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            You sound like a tool .. Don’t let the young face fool ya.. But anyways.. Crickets.. gone Fishin’ Lol

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            Bwaahahaha , what was that you said??? Wade said it early on.. “in 7 games” .. but I guess you were not listening due to all that hype. Are you all deaf? They got set up to get broke down. The heat was likely hating those days off and wanted to keep the momentum flowing and all the while the Pacers and their fans thought they had a chance. Are you serious??? Lol

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            Let me know how the fishing trip went.

        • dwaink

          u know I have Pacer shirts older than u…..

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            So you think…

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            And you were saying??? Lol Gone Fishin’

  • NLP

    Its amazing that Tyler can still get under teams and players skin this bad even in microscopic playing time and extremely limited usage during the playoffs. When he’s gone next year we’re going the amount of fouls and aggravation he causes on our opponents especially if we don’t change our philosophy on giving the bench limited shots with no roles.

    Tyler took 15 less FT than West this year in 44% less burn and 26 more than PG who was 3rd in 54% less PT, he was also 2nd to Danny by 13 the year before and Danny was the one who shot most all of our techs. Not only do these fouls help him they help the rest of them by hitting the bonus faster and will hard to replace.

    He also pulls off the Birdman look better than Andersen does.

  • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

    This group of desperate “only won a game cause the league let ‘ems” have resorted to dirty play and flopping. Its clear and on tape.. but Heat haters and those mad because they their team can breathe because of the “D” will turn a blind eye to the obvious. Hansbrough’s tech rescinded? A joke.. he bumped chests as well.. it was a just tech. Anyways, what does that do for him anyways.. help his little boo boo to heal faster??

    • Brownstone
      • Joe Betz

        hahahaha

        • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

          Well, at least you have enough in your to show your face… so I’ll just laugh along with you.. Lol.. PS.. sure you know the League wants it to go this long so they get money and
          don’t lose interest for the upcoming Finals.. Lol Monday night..
          Pacers.. GONE FISHIN’

        • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

          Oops.. they HAVE gone fishin!!! Lol

      • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

        Real men show their face.. Lol.. thus, your comment gets no respect
        Lol.. and I surely wont click on some SPAM link

        • Brownstone

          It’s about how the Miami fans are awful “losers” who don’t deserve a team

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            Losers??? Did he just say Losers??? LOLOLOL.. Pacers.. Gone Fishing!!

          • Brownstone

            You’re kinda proving him right man

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            You make no sense.. bring me back a catfish. If you can see through the tears. if it were the other way around.. that wouldn’t be your comment. Get real

      • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

        Pacers can now go and cry in your arms.. Hope they catch some big fish.. Lol

    • llcoolray3000

      Your first sentence is about the Heat, right?

      • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

        Another anonymous Heat hater.. Real men show their face.. Lol.. thus, your comment gets no respect Lol.. but is expected for someone suddenly rooting for the Pacers.. you surely know the League wants it to go this long so they get money and don’t lose interest for the upcoming Finals.. Lol Monday night.. Pacers.. GONE FISHIN’

        • Jaret Binford

          I can’t believe a guy who is a heat fan is worried about fair weather fans… I mean seriously when did the heat become relevant again? Two years ago? I am super sorry you have to troll on here to get your rage out because your team can’t win while spending double the pacers club spends, but really man being an internet bully doesn’t make you tough. When your boy LeBron leaves Miami because the rest of the team lacks heart I wonder who you will root for next?

          • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

            Dude, shut up. and go fishing with the rest of the team. Who cares when they became relevant to you.. I’ve always been up on them.. Don’t kid yourself.. The Pacers are not even covered during the season.. Hibbert told you that!! Lol They STILL ARE NOT relevant. Just like a hater.. Its a business.. when George and the rest of the team starts playing for free.. then you have a point. until then, you sound like a big dummy. just like Jordan, LeBron wont play forever. #kids See ya next year Lol

      • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

        Lol.. Gone Fishin.. Bye bye

  • dwaink

    I really don’t believe in responding to trolls…but when Miami loses 2 straight games to the Pacers and fails to repeat…it won’t be because of the players or the coaches…it will be Miami’s fans that cause them to lose…I always thought(some of them) NY fans were the most sub-human knuckle dragging classless pieces of jet trash in the sports fan world…man was I wrong

    • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

      And do you think this comment was classy?? Lol

  • Joe Betz

    This is hilarious. Just another example of Miami scrubs thugging it up. Dexter Pittman, anybody? Apparently, Miami is really tough when the other guy is not looking.

    • http://CharlotteExecs.com/ Timothy Jones

      Oh brother.. this dude so lost, he’s stuck on a guy who’s not even on the team anymore..Lol

  • llcoolray3000

    That last tweet, while featuring an interesting Photoshop, might have made sense 25 years ago, but now there are more guys in the Association that look like Anderson than look like Hansborough.

  • yup

    timothy jones is a faghat