LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After years of success in the NBA, Derek Anderson is back in Louisville for good. He was inspired after Muhammad Ali’s death.
“I was traveling the world enjoying myself, but then I started hearing what was going on in my hometown,” Anderson said. “I was like ‘I don’t know how it got that way.’ I wasn’t so much disconnected, but I was always trying to live my life. Something told me, you know what sometimes you have to help other people, to help other people.”
Louisville has seen better days. However, instead of peace walks or vigils, Anderson is taking back his streets the best way he knows how. He’s teaching the foundation of basketball to anyone that wants to play.
“He’s also teaching us how to be a man in life and morals and treat people how you want to be treated. He talks a lot about fundamentals,” Miles Franklin said.