Kenny Anderson has lived a complex life.
He starred as a prep player in New York, dazzled at Georgia Tech then became the No. 2 overall pick in the 1991 NBA draft. The point guard played for nine teams – mostly the Nets, Celtics and Trail Blazers – in a 14-year career.
He lived a fast life, including marriages to Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa and Tami Akbar of “The Real World.” Anderson eventually declared bankruptcy and got a DUI in retirement. He also shared that he was molested as a child.
Now, Anderson – who’s coaching Fisk University – is dealing with another issue.
Kenny Anderson, former NBA player and New York basketball legend, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, the Daily News has confirmed.
A woman who answered Anderson’s cellphone said he was sleeping and “doing well” in his recovery. He suffered the stroke over the weekend.
Andrew Maraniss of The Undefeated just wrote an excellent article about Anderson’s life now. Hopefully, he recovers and returns to the course he was charting for himself.