The Miami Heat are loaded with big-name stars and extremely talented players for their fans to look up to. LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh. Chris Andersen?
Young Heat fan Gianni Zadri has adopted a rather unconventional favorite player in Andersen, who averaged less than seven points and six rebounds during the regular season.
Yet Zadri is far from the conventional fan, and he has taken his interest in “The Birdman” to a whole new and completely awesome level.
From the full-arm tattoo sleeves (all air-brushed, of course) to the signature black earrings, Zadri has managed to create a scarily accurate replica of the Birdman’s one-of-a-kind look.
Judging by his Instagram account, Zadri’s extensive efforts have paid off. The unique fan has posed with a number of celebrities and sports figures, including Floyd Mayweather, Stephen A. Smith, Shaquille O’Neal and, of course, the Birdman himself.
With his favorite player’s team one win away from their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, things are looking good for Little Birdman.
Baby BIRDMAN BIRDMAN http://t.co/ld1UnCW8Ft—
(@SHAQ) June 09, 2013
Gianni Zandri (@GianniZandri) June 22, 2013
Thumbnail photo via Instagram/giannizadri