Posts Tagged ‘John Henson’

John Henson eats Wisconsin State Fair food

Jon Hartzell, NBA.com


VIDEO: Eat it or nah with John Henson

The Wisconsin State Fair is, uh, interesting. The 11-day event takes place in a Milwaukee parking lot that features farm animals, questionably safe amusement rides and food. Lots and lots of food, most of it the kind you would quickly regret putting in your body. (Cajun shark on a stick, anyone?)

The Bucks convinced third-year forward John Henson to venture into this terrifying food realm and the slender big man comes out alright. Relatively. The video doesn’t show how that Loaded Twister Dog treated him the next day.

Want more Wisconsin State Fair? (You do.) Check out this list of every food they’re putting on a stick in the great city of Milwaukee this week. The deep-fried bacon-wrapped tater tots on a stick won’t eat themselves, folks.

NBA Rooks: Diaries … John Henson

By John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks

What’s going on everyone? Heading to Philly to play the Sixers on Wednesday night.  Tough loss against Atlanta at home on Sunday, but no time to dwell on it … stay focused, only 13 more games left!

Well, my Tar Heels are out of the NCAA’s, but I’m still doing OKwith my picks with Louisville, Ohio State, and Miami still in the running.  This tournament has been crazy with the upsets. I’m happy for my home state of Florida with three remaining teams in the Sweet 16.

Since my last entry, the trade deadline came and went … losing my guys Tobias, Doron and Beno to Orlando. Tough to see them go, but best of luck to them down South! We picked up two great players in JJ and Gus from Orlando, who have been great to get to know and play beside. To build some chemistry, the team went bowling in LA and we didn’t go light on the new guys … but it was Coach Wolf who took the championship! I need to quit fishing and pick up bowling as a hobby… can’t let the coaches win next time.

Everyone keep cheering on the Bucks as we close out the year. Keep following me on twitter (@_John_Henson_) and be looking out for some Q&A sessions. Go Bucks!

John Henson, a 6-foot-11 forward from North Carolina, was the 14th player taken in the 2012 NBA Draft. Check All Ball all season long for more NBA Rooks: Diaries …

NBA Rooks: Diaries … John Henson

By John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks

What’s going on everybody? Happy New Year! 2012 was my most memorable to date and it closed out with my family coming to Milwaukee to celebrate Christmas. It was great getting everyone up here because, with the team’s schedule and my sisters being in school, we don’t get many chances to be together. I was able to show them around the city a little bit and take them to a game.

John Henson with his sisters in Milwaukee, Christmas 2012 -Courtesy Henson family

John Henson with his sisters in Milwaukee, Christmas 2012
– Courtesy of Henson family

I took one shot of my sisters and me. You may be wondering why a Tar Heel would be willing to stand next to relatives wearing clothes from that other college down the road from Chapel Hill. Well, my sister Amber (next to me) plays basketball for Duke. Just like me, NOBODY was ready for the cold weather up here. I’m either in the gym or in my apartment because I’m not stepping foot outside unless I have to (that’s the Florida in me).

Since my last post, the team has parted ways with Coach Skiles. I want to thank Coach Skiles for his faith in me and giving me an opportunity to play early in my career. He is an outstanding coach and motivator, so I know he will be back on the sidelines in the NBA soon! Best of luck to him! Coach Boylan has taken over, which I’m comfortable with since he coached our Summer League team and that was my first introduction to NBA ball. We got our first win under Coach Boylan against Phoenix and it felt good to give the team some momentum with all the shakeups on the sidelines. We had lost four in a row before that win, so it was good for Larry, Brandon, and Monta to get the team moving in a positive direction. Larry was a beast in the fourth quarter too! There are a lot of fighters on this roster, so we’ll be good down the stretch.

I’m hosting 31 winners of an Instagram contest called “Show Me Your Milwaukee” (#showmeyourmilwaukee) to the 76ers game on January 22. I asked Bucks fans to post pictures of Milwaukee (sights, Bucks games, restaurants, etc.) and I’m using 31 (my number) of them to make a collage for my twitter (@_John_Henson_) background. It’s been cool to look through the pics and see all these places that I still haven’t been to. I guess I got some work to do in the off-season! Bucks fans, you still have until January 17 to post your Instragram photo. Keep the great photos coming.

Stay tuned for another blog entry and I hope to catch y’all soon. Go Bucks!

– JHook

John Henson, a 6-foot-11 forward from North Carolina, was the 14th player taken in the 2012 NBA Draft. Check All Ball all season long for more NBA Rooks: Diaries …

NBA Rooks: Diaries … John Henson



By John Henson, Milwaukee Bucks

Nov. 1, 2012 — These past few months have been a complete whirlwind for me.  Adjusting to independence (i.e. cooking, cleaning, banking, etc.) in a brand new city has taken some getting used to, but I’m getting there.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived in Milwaukee after spending most of my life in the South. But I can honestly say that I love it here.  The city, the Bucks fans and the lifestyle are awesome.

Thankfully, living away from home during my three years in Chapel Hill, combined with my parents’ guidance, helped prepare me for my professional career off the court.  But the NBA’s Rookie Transition Program (RTP) over the summer was four days of learning life skills that have already helped me tackle the business of professional basketball.

Imagine waking up tomorrow and going to work in your dream job.  Whether it is a doctor, a pilot, a teacher, an actor, business owner or an athlete.  There is no feeling in the world like it and I’m so fortunate to be where I am today.  This is the exact thought that went through my head when I sat down for the RTP — I was soaking everything in.  Being among my friends, former teammates and other guys I’ll be seeing on an NBA court this year.  It was surreal.  I wanted to know everything about what it takes to be successful in my new career and the RTP filled every gap of every question that I had. (more…)