John Henson, the 6-foot-11 forward on the Milwaukee Bucks, decided to visit a jewelry store in White Fish Bay, Wisconsin today, but instead of purchasing a watch, he was the victim of racism. On his instagram account, Henson detailed the “degrading” experience of arriving at the store, only to be told to “go away” and have the door slammed and locked in his face. Employees took cover and called the police.
It gets worse. The police asked Henson about the vehicle he was in – a dealer vehicle that’s part of his endorsement deal (!) – and only after the police questioned Henson did store employees come out and go about their business as if nothing had happened.
Henson is slated to make $2.9 million with the Bucks this season and he’ll be a free agent next summer, when he’ll command a lucrative 8-figure deal. [UPDATE: Henson just signed an extension with the Bucks: 4-years, $45 million.]