Steve was imposing in a NBA uniform, though there's not any proof of it

Forgotten Pistons (II)

#1 on my Forgotten Pistons list- Kornel David


#12 Steve Henson- 

Steve saw action for Detroit in 97-98 and in 98-99. If the 23 games he played with Detroit in 97-98 was a cup of tea (as I like to call it since I don’t drink coffee), then the paltry four games he played with them the following season was a sip of prune juice and nothing more. Like Kornel David, Detroit was Henson’s last NBA team he ever suited up for. At 5’11 and not extraordinarily quick, Henson was able to throw threes up but not much else. I had the privilege of seeing Henson warm up prior to a Pistons game and he must have made 25 straight or so from three point range. Though, at first, I had no clue that this guy was actually in the league, rather, I just assumed he was a older than average ball boy– thought maybe he won some kind of contest to be a ball boy for a day or something. It wasn’t until my dad told me that he had recently read about Detroit signing the small, unathletic looking Henson (Jan.17th 98) that I realized my dream of playing professional basketball was actually possible. Much to my relief most folks remember just about as much of Henson’s NBA expedition as mine.


 Well, actually there is, it’s just not that imposing.

Currently Henson is a UNLV assistant basketball coach, and will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Oct.4th.

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