After two years playing overseas, former Kentucky small forward Darius Miller has carved out a role in New Orleans, and it looks like he may be part of their future plans. He was an exceptional shooter this season and provided a major spark off the bench for the Pelicans.
Today, however, we got to see a bit of Miller’s life outside of basketball.
Miller penned a Father’s Day letter to his daughters, Nadia and Kalani, about his love for them and his overall joy as a parent. He mentions his career as a Wildcat and his journey in the NBA, and how none of it compares to “living out (his) dream” of being a father.
Check out a segment of the letter, but be prepared for some tears:
To Nadia and Kalani,
Daddy loves you. I hope you know that by now, but I also want to make sure you never forget it. I’ll never forget holding you both in my arms for the first time, feeling your heart beat and knowing the meaning of true love. And I promise that, for the rest of my life, I am going to do everything I can to let you feel that love.
When I got to Kentucky, everyone asked me about living out my dream on the court at Rupp Arena. When I made it to the NBA, everyone asked me about living out my dream as a professional basketball player. The truth is, I am living out my dream every day that I get to spend it as your father. I am so blessed to have you and your mother and I hope you grow up always feeling love from your parents, just like Daddy did.
Nadia and Kalani, you are both loved very much. I hope you always know that.
For the entire letter, head here, where you can also find Erin and Megan Calipari’s Father’s Day letters written to Coach Cal.