King James Pays Respect to King Henry
Derrick Henry has gained the respect and admiration of many for his accomplishments in the NFL thus far, but has yet to receive any from other royalty in sports.
That changed during Thursday night’s matchup of the Tennessee Titans and the Green Bay Packers. Henry received some big praise during Amazon Prime’s alternate telecast of the game with “The Shop”, with NBA star LeBron James, media personality Maverick Carter, and other celebrities.
James called Henry his “favorite player”, and raved about the physical anomaly that is the former Alabama running back.
“For years, they always used to say that running backs that size or that tall couldn’t survive,” James said. “And obviously Eric Dickerson kind of changed that too, but then King Henry changed that in a whole other fashion, because not only is he tall as Eric Dickerson, he’s built like a linebacker.”
“He can run in-between the tackles, he can run outside the tackles, and when he gets on the edge, it’s either gonna be a stiff-arm, or he’s gonna run around you.”
Henry did his thing Thursday night, rushing 28 times for 87 yards and a touchdown in a 27-17 victory over the Packers. Henry currently leads the NFL in rushing attempts and rushing yards, and is second in rushing touchdowns.