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Former NBA player Kenny Anderson hospitalized after suffering a stroke

Kenny Anderson

According to New York Daily News, one of the more luminous talents of the 1990s is dealing with a challenge far greater than anything he faced in professional basketball. Former NBA star Kenny Anderson has been hospitalized with a stroke.

Anderson had an illustrious 14-year career that included an All-Star Game appearance. Anderson had a stretch of five straight seasons in which he averaged at least 15 points and eight assists a game.

His final career line includes 12.6 points, 6.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

While Anderson was never a superstar, he was a fantastic player any NBA team would have loved to have.

Now 48, he is remembered fondly in New York as a basketball legend. He owns a number of accolades from his high school days, including winning New York’s “Mr. Basketball” in 1989.

He then spent two seasons in college at Georgia Tech. As a Yellow Jacket, he averaged 23 points, 7.0 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game.

In his 14-year NBA career, Anderson spent time with eight franchises in even more locales: the New Jersey (now Brooklyn) Nets and Boston Celtics for five seasons each; the Portland Trail Blazers for two seasons; the Indiana Pacers; Atlanta Hawks; Seattle Supersonics; Los Angeles Clippers; and the Charlotte-turned-New Orleans Hornets.

Anderson was a highly skilled player and a formidable competitor. No one carves out a 14-year career in the NBA without those qualities.

For now, all we know is that Anderson suffered a stroke and has been hospitalized. Hopefully, there will be some good news to spread soon enough.