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Future Stars of the Nba Kenny Anderson

Future Stars of the Nba Kenny Anderson

Future Stars of the Nba Kenny Anderson

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At 36 years of age, the wiry-haired Anderson, who often has a grin stuck on his face, has been in his 14th NBA season. He has been the starting point guard for the Dallas Mavericks and the Portland Trail Blazers, but he is best known for his time with the New Jersey Nets.

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After two high-profile years at Georgia Tech and a Final Four appearance, Kenny left college early to become the number 2 pick in the NBA draft, selected by the New Jersey Nets. He played in the 1994 All-Star game and while he had a great career with nine different teams over 15 years, he never fully lived up to the heights of his early promise.

Anderson’s legend only grew at Tech. The 6-foot left-hander handled the ball like a yo-yo, and his court vision was scary good. Anderson was happy, and in no hurry to turn pro. “I was having too much fun,” he said. “I loved Atlanta, loved Georgia Tech.” But his coach, fellow New Yorker Bobby Cremins, convinced him he’d be foolish to stay in college when he was assured of being one of the first few picks of the 1991 NBA draft. NBA scout Marty Blake had called Anderson the best point guard he’d ever seen coming into college in his 40 years in the business, and Anderson had only improved his game in two years under Cremins. After the Charlotte Hornets selected UNLV’s Larry Johnson with the No. 1 pick, NBA commissioner David Stern announced that the New Jersey Nets were taking Anderson No. 2. (Source: theundefeated.com).

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This story was reported and edited in mid-February. It was posted online the morning of Feb. 26 before news broke that Kenny Anderson had a stroke over the weekend and was hospitalized in Florida, where he has a home. Lina Catalfamo Plath, a spokeswoman for the family, confirmed that Anderson had a stroke but said she was not authorized to comment further on his condition. She also distributed a statement from Anderson’s wife, Natasha Anderson: “We would like to thank everyone for reaching out on behalf of Kenny. Our family is extremely grateful for all the prayers and love that we have received over the last few days. We appreciate you continuing to respect our privacy as Kenny heals".

It’s game day at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and men’s basketball coach Kenny Anderson sits at a long wooden table in the athletic director’s office. The sound of the scoreboard buzzer, the tunes spun by the DJ operating from a card table at midcourt and the din of the crowd fill the room. Anderson is sipping Perrier and jotting down notes for the game against Voorhees College, which will tip off in about 30 minutes when the women’s game is over. (Source: theundefeated.com).

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