Kenny Anderson really loves people.
More than anything, this is the main thing that comes across in Mr. Chibbs, the new documentary about the former No. 2 overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft. It’s full of scenes with Anderson pouring his heart out, giving advice, and offering guidance to anyone he talks to.
Honestly, if you didn’t know any better, it could come off as a bit much. There’s no way on earth that someone can be as eager as Anderson to help everyone they encounter, right?
According to Jill Campbell, the director of this project, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Anderson is 100 percent genuine, which through the eyes of someone making a documentary about him, made him “an amazing collaborator on this journey.”
“If you meet Kenny, you love Kenny,” Campbell said over the phone. “He’s just a special person.”
Mr. Chibbs is Anderson’s life story. It’s the “story of an American Dream in reverse,” according to the film’s official website. The story of Anderson’s life includes the following chapters:
Paying it forward
Mr. Chibbs is a look at how those first four things from Anderson’s past impact those last two things, which make up his present and future. When talking about the film with Anderson, this is something he really stressed.