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What a celebration! (Source: CBS4)

Heat Finish Off Season With AAA Celebration

It was nine months in the making, but shortly before 1:30 p.m., the Miami Heat’s championship celebration inside the AmericanAirlines Arena kicked off.

CBS Miami–06/24/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30:  Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat is held back by official Marc Davis #8 and head coach Erik Spoelstra after a foul in the first half during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 30, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Birdman Reluctantly Accepts Game 6 Suspension

Heat forward Chris Anderson is grudgingly accepting his one-game suspension from the NBA, promising not to change the way he plays.

CBS Miami–06/01/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat and Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the Indiana Pacers shove each other after a foul in the first half during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 30, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NBA Clips Birdman’s Wings: Andersen Out For Gm. 6

The NBA has suspended Miami Heat forward Chris “Birdman” Andersen after an altercation with Indiana’s Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

CBS4–05/31/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22: Chris Andersen #11 and Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat celebrate while playing against the Indiana Pacers in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 22, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Flying High For The Heat

While the majority of the focus of the thrilling Heat victory in Game 1 will be on LeBron James’ incredible play at the end of the game, there’s another player who was just as key to the Heat getting the win to open the series: Chris Andersen.

CBS Miami–05/23/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 8: Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat reacts during the match up against the Chicago Bulls in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami Heat Avenge Loss, Dominate Bulls In Game Two, 115-78

Ray Allen scored 21 points, LeBron James had 19 and the Miami Heatembarrassed the Chicago Bulls with a 115-78 victory in Game 2 of the teams’ Eastern Confer ence semifinal series on Wednesday night.

CBS4–05/08/2013

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 21: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat gets excited during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2013 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Spreading His Wings For The Heat

Everyone knows LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and most of the other Heat stars. But there’s a fan favorite who debuted with the team in late January who could be playing the biggest role of all for Miami, center Chris “Birdman” Andersen.

CBS Miami–04/22/2013

(Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)

Miami Heat Join “Harlem Shake” Craze

Add the Miami Heat to the “Harlem Shake” craze.

02/28/2013

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 25: Jonas Jerebko #33 of the Detroit Pistons battles for rebound position against Chris Andersen #11 and Rashard Lewis #9 of the Miami Heat on January 25, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Birdman Sticking Around For Rest Of Season In Miami

While Chris “Birdman” Andersen is only averaging 11 minutes, 4 points, and 4 rebounds per game, the Miami Heat have seen enough of the big man to sign him for the rest of the regular season.

CBS Miami–02/08/2013

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