05/26/2014 11:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Little 'Birdman' Steals The Show At Miami Heat Game With Flawless Chris Andersen Costume (PHOTO)

One mini Miami Heat fan wore his loyalty on his sleeve Monday, donning a flawless "Birdman" costume to cheer on his team as they took on the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Bill Simmons,'s editor-in-chief, and former NBA player Jalen Rose posed with the cleverly-costumed kid in AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami before the game began. "Our favorite Heat fan," Simmons wrote in an Instagram caption of the pic.

The boy, named Gianni Zandri, has made quite a name for himself in recent months for his perfect imitation of the heavily tattooed and mohawk-ed Heat player Chris "Birdman" Andersen. (Andersen, incidentally, did not play Game 4 due to a thigh injury.)

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Miami Heat power forward Chris Andersen during a pause in play in the third period in an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.

Zandri, who's dubbed himself the "Little Birdman," can even count former basketball stars Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber as fans.

Miami bested Indiana with a score of 102-90 Monday. The Heat now lead the series 3-1.

Hat tip: Bleacher Report



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