NBA Dad To Spinderella’s & Tami Roman’s Kids Had Major Health Crisis & Now Works ‘Normal’ Job
The father of Salt N’ Pepa’s, Spinderella (49), and Basketball Wives star, Tami Roman (50), is grateful to be alive today, after recently suffering a serious health scare that he’s is still recovering from. Many of you may remember 14-year NBA star, Kenny Anderson, who at the height of his career was in a public relationship with Spinderella and later married Tami.
Both relationships ended in shambles and left lingering bitterness and pain for all involved, including their kids. Before we recap their drama, let’s first get into Kenny’s health scare and recovery.
In February 2019, Kenny Anderson (49) was hospitalized after having a stroke. At that time, his wife, Natasha Anderson, thanked fans without giving many details:
I am good Thank God! pic.twitter.com/qCslyF3b7D
— Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1) April 13, 2019
“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 was later reported that Kenny has high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but had stopped taking his meds, which somehow triggered the stroke.
The NORMAL JOB Kenny Has Now…And How He Lost ALL His NBA Money
Months after his stroke, Kenny Anderson is still on his road to recovery and attending rehabilitation sessions to get his body back to it’s prior state. But as you can see, the brotha is coming along just fine, thank goodness.
His Tough Times
Via Undefeated: This is…the Kenny Anderson who was sexually abused as a boy, whose mother dealt with the demons of drug and alcohol addiction, who lost most of his NBA fortune and declared bankruptcy in 2005, who fathered seven children with five women, and who lost a high school coaching job in Florida after a 2013 DUI arrest.
His Current Job
Kenny once had a $63 MILLION fortune and admittedly blew most of it on cars, champagne, partying, etc. “I lived a fast life,” said Anderson, “and enjoyed every bit of it.”
Today he’s the men’s basketball coach at an HBCU, Fisk University.
When Kenny applied for the job, Fisk president, Kevin Rome, leaped at the opportunity to have him join the staff and give the school’s struggling enrollment a fighting chance, as well as give Kenny a second chance:
“I knew his story and the challenges he has faced, and one of the things we pride ourselves on at HBCUs is that we give people second chances. … “We don’t make the assumption that because someone has challenges that they don’t have value. With [Anderson’s] fame and skill set, I think he can transform our program and take it to a new level of competitiveness. It’s about exposure, but we’re going to give him time to build his own program. I don’t have unrealistic expectations.” – via Undefeated