How Chris Andersen got duped -- and finally cleared his name

Wednesday September 18th, 2013
Many teams shied away from Chris Andersen last season after he was the target of a murky investigation, but Miami took a chance on him and it paid off.
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Andersen is happy the ordeal is over and looks forward to putting it behind him. "I can't tell you how much Chris agonized over the label placed on him," said Bryant. "This has had an extraordinary effect on Chris ... He appreciates those who reserved judgment. He will continue to do what he's always done in life and that's turn something bad hopefully into something good."

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