Reader: Chris "Birdman" Andersen's freakish persona is good marketing

Last week's post featuring Chris "Birdman" Andersen memes, published after we learned the year-old Internet Crimes Against Children investigation into his activities is still open, inspired readers to weigh in on, among other things, his unusual look. One reader sees his ink-happy style as an attention-getter that's worked.

D.j. Horton writes:

Why wouldn't he get all of these tattoos? He is a mediocre player and look at how much press he gets, mostly because of his looks. It's not like he is ever getting a real job after the NBA anyway. He's got to make money while he can, and creating a persona is a lot easier than becoming relevant with his skills.

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