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

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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