The Players Tribune has been doing a web series on Willie Cauley-Stein and it’s just as great as you imagined. We’ve shared the first few episodes with you this week and the final episode was posted this morning. We get to see Willie prepare for his final team workout in Miami (which included an odd memory test involving blocks), FaceTime former teammate James Young, and get his new “Team Blake” tattoo honoring nine-year-old Blake Hundley, who passed away from brain cancer last month.
This quote from Willie at the beginning is pure Willie:
“You’re gonna be a superhero. That’s what it is, you’re a superhero, especially to little kids. They see you jumping in the air and dunking and getting hype and doing all this other stuff, blocking shots, and it’s like shooting lasers out your eyes to them or flying. People think you’re immortal. It’s powerful because you looked up to somebody like that, like it was Superman, so you know how it feels.”
I’m pretty sure Willie is a superhero at this point.