Chris Andersen has been dismissed from the NBA. I don't think I have ever heard it worded that way. Looks like he failed a drug test in a big way.
The only way to get "dismissed" is to fail four tests for steroids, or one fail test for some pretty serious drugs. A few of possibilities would be cocaine, LSD and heroin.
Seeing as how he has never been suspended for the roids, it seems pretty obvious there was some serious partying being done my Mr. Andersen. Chris will be able to reapply for the NBA in 2 years. He was in the first year of a 4 year deal with the Hornets.
Andersen, who averages about 5 points and 5 boards over a career of 253 games, was a fan favorite everywhere he played. His NBA career started with the Denver Nuggets in 2001. He also played in the IBA and NBDL before being signed by the Nuggets.