ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — One of the great new memes of the playoffs has come courtesy of our cohort Shaq over on “Inside the NBA.” It began with a discussion of Heat center Chris Andersen, who has long been known as “Birdman.” During a highlight featuring Andersen, Shaq Diesel, in an inspired reference to the (corporate synergy alert) Adult Swim program “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law,” began shouting “BIRDMAN, BIRDMAN!”
And it now has officially become a thing. Here’s a quick supercut of Shaq mentions:
I can’t say that I mind, because Shaq yelling this out always cracks up Ernie Johnson. And that’s always a great thing.
Interestingly, Birdman wants to trademark the “Birdman” nickname and use it to raise money for children’s charities.
Seems like there’s a certain attorney at law out there who’d be perfect to offer Andersen some legal advice.
UPDATE: Shoutout to Trey Kerby at TBJ, who uncovered the BIRDMAN BIRDMAN remix…