Singular Focus: The Team Workout (Ep. 3)

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Willie Cauley-Stein, Center / Sacramento Kings - The Players' Tribune

This is Singular Focus, a three-part video series chronicling Willie Cauley-Stein’s training as he prepares for the NBA Draft. In this third installment, Willie flies to Miami for a team workout with the Heat, FaceTime’s an NBA buddy to get some intel, and gets some very special ink.

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Part 2: Breaking Barriers

Part 1: The Leap

Trill

A lot of NBA GMs have asked me about me why I changed my middle name to Trill. Actually, the reason why I filed the paperwork to change my name was so that I could officially add my mother's last name, Stein, to my own. My mom is my best friend, and I wanted to honor her. When I saw that I could change my middle name on the form, I added "Trill" because I never liked "Durmond." Trill is a combination of true and real. It's my philosophy.Photos by Jed Jacobsohn/The Players' Tribune

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