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Willie Cauley-Stein is Team Batman


After missing six weeks with a right hand injury, Willie Cauley-Stein returned to the Sacramento King’s lineup recently. And he’s been killing it. Willie’s tallied 10+ rebounds in his last 3 games, and the Kings have gone 8-3 since he came back.

Ailiene Voisin took an up close look at the former Cat today and got some riveting details about his life and playing philosophy.  Of note: WCS likes to think of his game as more “Batman”-esque.

“Think about it like this,” Cauley-Stein, 22, said recently. “Superman has all the powers. He is the big dude who is going to beat you up. He is just a jock. Batman is smart. He doesn’t have superpowers, but he’s going to take his time, use his mind, then maybe slip you some poison and kill you within a week. And Spider-Man is just weak to me.”

Cauley-Stein says that he likes to emulate Batman’s intellect and work ethic, but personally, I think it’s Bruce Wayne’s flashy style that Willie likes the most.

The article also touches on Willie’s new house, his ambitions outside of basketball, and his efforts to improve the community in Sacramento. Overall, it’s a worthwhile read about a former Cat who should be making a splash in the NBA for years to come.

Article written by Caleb Epley

Vanderbilt student, Kentucky fan. Skilled at using big words and telling bad jokes. Twitter: @CalebEpleyKSR

3 Comments for Willie Cauley-Stein is Team Batman

  1. jonthes
    11:51 pm January 24, 2016 Permalink

    Willie’s a unique talent and personality. Rare artist in a BBall body. I don’t think there will ever be another center who can guard the entire court as he does. Without his lunge Wich St would have beaten UK, and Notre Dame too – a great place in UK history.

  2. plumloopy
    11:52 pm January 24, 2016 Permalink

    I think I missed the stories where Batman slips people poison and kills them.

  3. plumloopy
    11:55 pm January 24, 2016 Permalink

    By the way, on this page which mentions Superman, Batman and Spiderman, there are three dynamically generated targeted adds for MMO gamers, marvel shirts and some Marvel game I think. “So you like reading articles about Batman? You might also like…”