Jerome McKinley "Gerald" Henderson, Sr., is professionally known as Gerald Henderson Sr. is an American basketball player. He was born on the 16th of January, 1956 and is currently 59 years of age. He was born as the second out of three children to Jeremy Henderson a professional basketball coach and also a player, and to mother Nancy Merlam Henderson who was a yoga instructor as well as an interior designer. Born as the middle child amongst two daughters, his father right from his birth wanted to make his son a player, and so from an early age Gerald used to train with his father. He grew up in Virginia, United States of America and studied at the Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia. He was a bright kid at his cla s s and was also very interactive in other fields as well, such as singing and such events.
When he was in his mid- school, he was auditioned for the role of a point guard and was selected for his schools team. Since then, he had been playing basketball for almost another 17 years before he finally retired. After his high school was over, Gerald took some time to go to California and visit his grandparents, but was soon called upon by Virginia Commonwealth University, where he had applied and also got an athletic scholarship. He joined the college in 1974 and studied there till 1978, where he made a good record for his basketball career. Participating in his cla s ses and curriculums, he was also one of the major players of his team and in 4 years’ time made appearance in more than 300 different game across different levels. Basically playing as a point guard, he was also very quick with his feet to launch counter attacks, and could jump more than average which made him a reliable rebound.
Born and raised as a Roman Catholic, he has a ma s sive respect towards his religion. In an interview, he said “My mother was a very religious woman. I remember how she always made us go to church on Sundays and also pray on the table before having our food. My father wasn’t much of a religious person, but I guess he didn’t have much options. She is the one who made sure that we were grateful for what we had, although we had not much.” Born and raised in the Unites States, he is an American by nationality and belongs to black ethnicity.
After leaving college, he joined the NBA and in his 13 year career at the premier competition was bound with many hot clubs of the time like: Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, and Houston Rockets. He was always a valuable a s sets for any team and with an average of about 9 points in each game had won the NBA title for 3 different times (in 1981, 1984 and 1990).
Married to his longtime girlfriend Marie Henderson, the couple has been in a successful married relationship for almost 27 years. They have successfully raised 3 children: Gerald Henderson, Jr., Jade Henderson and Marie A Henderson. Since 2006, he and his wife started a real estate business in Pennsylvania, after he left his role as a team coach.
by sanjeet, 22 May, 2015