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“The Blur” – The Dwight Anderson Documentary Trailer

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo | Leave a Comment (11)
Category: Basketball

In 2009, when John Wall stepped on the Rupp Arena court, he was immediately deemed the “fastest player in Kentucky history”. For those who had been around Kentucky for more than 15 years, Dwight Anderson’s name was mentioned quite often when c comparisons needed to be made to Wall’s speed. Anderson’s nickname was “The Blur” and the upcoming documentary on his rise and fall shares the same name.

I am far from a Dwight Anderson expert. I remember hearing his name when I was a kid, but the fact he was not a 4 year guy in Lexington helped erase any memories of the star that I might have had. I have always heard that Anderson came to Lexington with a drug problem and continued to have one once he landed in Big Blue nation from Dayton, Ohio. His departure from UK came with much controversy, but Joe B. hall had no choice but to show the young man the door in many people’s minds.

Below is the trailer for the upcoming documentary on Anderson. Besides the young man’s sad story, the other negative is the film is narrated by Ohio State Buckeye, Clark Kellog. How impressive is it that Isaiah Thomas called Anderson his generations Michael Jordan?

wes said on 07/17/2011 4:30 PM

I think Dwight Anderson was the greatest player the came out of UK and USC, I only hope more people get to hear his story. It really is a great story and could happen to anyone of us.

GEO said on 07/19/2011 11:58 AM

I watched Dwight Anderson play three years of high school ball and then his Kentucky and USC years….By the time he went to USC, his star had burned out, yet he still managed to average about 27 ppg in the PAC-10. I went to basketball camp with Michael Jordan and Len Bias….Neither was the high school player that Dwight was. Ron Harper and John Paxson, were also from the Dayton, Ohio area netiehr was even close to being the player that Dwight was. Tremendous athlete with a text book jump shot. Really remarkable and one of those once in a lifetime athletes that will leave his mark and any that were able to see him perform. Biggest mistake was going to Kentucky in the first place. Not a good fit system wise and probably a little too close to Dayton…..there was magic in the air for the three years Dwight played ball at Roth High School..

Barry Johnson said on 08/17/2011 1:55 PM

You know I am convinced. The basketball world was not quite ready for Dwight. He was a freak of nature and almost as if he was a time traveler from another era. There will never be a basketball player as fast as Dwight was. Who ever introduced him to the lifestyle that destroyed him (that person may very well read this one day) should be punished!

glsjr said on 10/6/2011 6:21 PM

I saw Dwight 4 years in hs, college, and local gyms. He is the best player I have ever seen. Everyone talks about his speed and jumping ability which were breath taking! What you don’t know is he was a pure shooter and ball was an extension of his body when he was dribbling. Think of a taller and faster AI that can shoot like Steve Kerr.

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Ivory Kennedy and Dayton said on 02/27/2012 11:09 AM

D.A. was simply the BEST!!! MJ no, Bird no, Magic no. We saw Dwight eat Magic up in a summer league! WOW!!! No matter what the outcome was, he was the Greatest ever!

Lizette Browning said on 03/20/2012 7:02 PM

To Mr. Pedigro who stated “I have always heard that Dwight
Anderson came to Lexington,KY with a Drug Problem.” I stop right there because that is so far from the truth. I grew up with Dwight in sports in OHIO. All the best athletes went to Central State Upward Bound in the summers. Dwight was one that vocalized not doing weed or anything. He knew of his greatness and he wanted to pursue it. In Lexington, KY, your so called sports enthusiast had all the money and all the dope. It was those number one fans that provided Dwight with the drugs. He fell so hard due to not having any experience with it. He was more athletic than anybody in Lexington, KY could know. He ran track and was a hellva football player while in High School. No you will not see another athlete like him. Everybody who knew him reveled in him and people like the Paxsons have given him a helping hand. I too went to UK in 1978 as an athlete from OHIO only because Mr. America, Dwight Anderson was going. I said if that is where he is going, it must be something.
Dwight does have culpability in what happened in his life but only in Lexington, KY would his doping begin, not at home in Dayton. He is on the Rebound with his life and I just cannot tolerate lies about him. Know that you have not seen street nor science basketball until you seen him.

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