Kenny Anderson has scored over 10,000 points in his life, which roughly amount to one point for each member of the population of a medium-sized town. His tenure in the NBA spanned over a decade, not including a stint on a Lithuanian team, and his skills as a point guard have ascended to something from basketball lore. In “Mr. Chibbs,” a documentary about his life post-retirement, Anderson takes stock of everything he’s accomplished, as well as all the slip-ups along the way.
In an exclusive clip, Anderson tours around his old stomping grounds in Lefrak City in Queens, New York, where’s he’s reminded of both his status as a basketball legend and his personal ties to the community who raised him.
“It takes a child to raise a village, I should be the poster child of that because Lefrak, it really raised me,” says Anderson in the clip. As he wanders around his old neighborhood, Anderson shakes hands with fans and reminisces with old friends.
“This is who we grew up watching. This is the man right here, he set it up,” exclaims Taliek Brown, a fellow basketball player and friend of Anderson’s. “He set the foundation for all the kids in the community to reach that goal and get to that next level. To get in the league, to go to college, just to do things, to graduate. He showed us the way.”
The film is directed by Jill Campbell and produced by Barry Greenstein. “Mr. Chibbs” will have its world premiere on November 12 at DOC NYC. Tickets for the premiere can be purchased here, and to learn more about the film, visit the official website.