ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Heat forward Chris Andersen was the victim of a wide-ranging Internet hoax that resulted in a raid of his Denver-area home last year, his lawyer said Wednesday, and prosecutors confirmed Andersen was cleared of wrongdoing in the ``extremely complex'' case.
Lisa Pinto, spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial District, told The Associated Press that the office is reviewing a 4,000-page report before charging decisions are made, but added that ``based on the information that we have been able to obtain and analyze, we are not pursuing charges against Chris Andersen.''
Andersen's lawyer and agent, Mark Bryant, said his client was duped by a woman in Canada who sought a relationship and gifts and who threatened a female acquaintance of Andersen's in California while impersonating the tattoo-covered fan favorite known as ``Birdman.''
---
Associated Press Writer Ivan Moreno contributed from Denver

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 708 San Antonio Spurs  82%
#2 703 Houston Rockets  81%
#3 701 Toronto Raptors  72%
#4 706 Chicago Bulls  66%
#5 709 Denver Nuggets  51%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Nuggets vs. Lakers Prediction Are the Lakers a safe bet to beat and cover against the Nuggets tonight when they host Denver at 10:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Spurs Prediction Will the Spurs blowout the Timberwolves as a heavy home favorite tonight at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Mavericks vs. Bulls Pick Will the Dallas Mavericks or Chicago Bulls manage a third straight win when the two meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Nets Prediction The Nets are double-digit home underdogs tonight against the Raptors at 7:30PM ET. Is Brooklyn worth a play for bettors?
Thumbnail Rockets vs. Heat Prediction The Rockets are laying a decent amount of points tonight to the Heat at 7:30PM ET. Will Houston cover?

NBA Team Pages