After last night's Heat/Pacers playoff game, Heat forward Chris "Birdman" Andersen sat down with Shaq, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley for an interview. And about five minutes into it, after Birdman had answered a series of questions from the guys, The Jet broke out an awkward question for him.
"Here you are, you're sitting with us," he said, "you've got 18 billion tattoos, you've got your hair spiked up, and you're talking, like, the King's English right now. Where is this persona of the Birdman and how did it come about? What you're saying doesn't always match who you are right here."
Barkley also jumped in and offered up a quick translation of The Jet's question, just in case Birdman didn't understand what he was asking. "What he really means," Barkley said, "is 'I thought you were going to be a damn idiot, but you're really cool.'"
Birdman laughed. But awkkkkkkkward! Fortunately, EJ kept it moving and the show didn't miss a beat.