How a Famous NBA Player and Aspiring Model Became the Targets of a Sadistic Catfish

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Chris "Birdman" Andersen was at the center of one of the craziest cases of catfishing ever. It was so insane that Nev Schulman of MTV's Catfish had to get his side of the story. It all started with a harmless comment on Facebook from a 17-year-old girl...

Catfish: The TV Show

The term "catfishing" comes from the act of someone stealing another person's pictures and posing as them on social media. Most of the time, this is done for romantic endeavors or revenge tactics. The story of Birdman exceeded every catfish story that expert Nev Schulman had ever seen. "What this catfish was able to accomplish is not only sophisticated, but incredibly manipulative, emotionally very traumatic, and at the same time wildly creative and somewhat impressive."

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Catastrophic Circumstances

Chris "Birdman" Andersen was playing for the Denver Nuggets when he was nearly taken down by a catfish. One day, while heading down to the Pepsi Center in Denver for a basketball game, Birdman got pulled over on the side of the highway by two police officers. At first, he maybe thought he was speeding or his tail light was out, but it was something beyond his suspicions... 

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