On this episode of the Moran-Alytics Podcast, Patrick Moran gets the opportunity to interview one of his favorite basketball point guards of all-time. As a teenager Moran wanted to be the next Kenny Anderson, but he’ll settle for having the former hoops legend as the featured guest on this podcast.
Born in Queens, Anderson was a basketball prodigy from the time he first picked up a ball and started playing. By the time he was in sixth grade there were already colleges interested in him, and at Archbishop Molloy he became the consensus number-one high school player and recruit in the country. A four-time, all-city player (something only Lew Alcindor also accomplished in New York City) and Parade All-American player, Anderson heavily considered going to Syracuse as well as Duke and North Carolina but ultimately chose Georgia Tech at the urging of his mother.
After two stellar seasons and a Final Four appearance as a Yellow Jacket, Anderson entered the NBA draft in 1991 and was the second overall pick. He played in the league for 14 years, was an all-star and made tens of millions on the court.
Of the court, Anderson’s life is and was anything but perfect. He has and continues to battle demons, many of them that chronicled in a fascinating documentary available via Amazon called “Mr. Chibbs.”
Anderson talks with Moran about his entire hoops career from childhood through the NBA, speaks on a few current NBA topics and tells everyone why he felt it was important to have the Mr. Chibbs documentary made.
Immediately after that Moran is joined by Tone Pucks (@tonepucks) for another “Pat with Pucks” segment. It’s worth noting this segment was taped right before the Lesean McCoy allegations surfaced last Tuesday. They’re reviewing (last week’s guest) Joe Buscaglia’s Top 20 Bills Talents, discussing the Bills playoff odds in Vegas, and Moran surprises Pucks with a Mini Lightning Round for him, the segment typically reserved for featured guests aka guests that matter.