Marshall Henderson, crazy white person, is coming to the NBA to try and catch on with the league’s craziest team. Yahoo Sport’s Marc Spears reports that Henderson has signed a training camp deal with the Sacramento Kings:
Henderson’s greatest hits from his time with Ole Miss include a bird barrage after getting knocked out of the NCAA Tournament, a visit to a local watering hole after beating Wisconsin in that tournament, and saying some phenomenally dumb shit about Michael Sam. He is an occasionally flammable gunner with a long rap sheet and a short fuse. Henderson spent 2014 playing in Qatar and 2015 playing in Iraq.
This is a very on-brand signing for the Sacramento Kings, should he make the roster. They spent the 2015 offseason assembling a slow, opinionated team for George Karl, who likes his teams fast and obedient. Vlade Divac got taken to school by Sam Hinkie and gave up Nik Stauskas for the right to also give up a first round pick. And now, with Henderson, the Kings have a truly impressive collection of immutable personalities. The presence of DeMarcus Cousins, a coach who passively aggressively hates him, Rajon Rondo, and Vivek Ranadive all in an enclosed space is going to be marvelous to watch this season before you even consider Marshall Henderson.
This might be the best Kings team in a decade but it’s also the most fascinating mess around the league. There is a chance that the team cracks .500, but there is a greater or equal chance that the locker room immolates by December and Vlade Divac signs himself as a player-coach by March.
If we are lucky, Henderson will share the court with Sim Bhullar, Seth Curry, Rondo, and Cousins, thus creating the weirdest NBA lineup in history. Go Kings.
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