This isn't a measure of character.
This is a measure of characters.
This week, we're ranking the 10 biggest characters in the NBA today.
What, exactly, do we mean when we call someone a "character"? In a word: distinctiveness. A player could be funny. He could be strange. He could be downright weird. All of these traits — either in combination or on their own — might qualify a player for inclusion on this list.
Shaquille O' Neal, Rasheed Wallace, Jason Williams — all of them are characters. Too bad they're now retired.
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Characters ranking: 3rd
Current team: Denver Nuggets
Age on Nov. 1, 2011: 33
Seasons in NBA: 9
On the court: Anderson — nicknamed "The Birdman" — is an energy player, and he provides a big spark off the Nuggets bench, averaging 5.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season.
What makes him a character: Just look at him.
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