A photo of University of Kentucky basketball star Willie Cauley-Stein caused quite a stir yesterday for fans of the basketball team. Standing in front of a Torch Red Corvette Stingray, many in Kentucky’s Big Blue Nation took the photo to mean that Cauley-Stein will forgo a senior season at UK in favor of entering the NBA draft.
However, the 7-ft tall forward took to Twitter this morning to say that not only was the Corvette not his, he would never own a Corvette, let alone a red one:
FYI I would never buy a Corvette.. Let alone a red one smh.— Willie Cauley-Stein (@THEwillieCS15) April 9, 2015
We get the issue with the color Red – after all, he plays ball for Big Blue and red is color of cross-state rivals the Louisville Cardinals. We also get that the Corvette may not be for him just based on his size. A 7-foot tall basketball player will be right at if not already exceeding the limits of available headroom.
We offered a different take for the player and hopefully someday he will get the chance to experience the Corvette in its natural environment:
Cauley-Stein has yet to declare his intentions for the draft, but we think a Laguna Blue Corvette would still be a nice addition to his future garage. After all, look how happy NBA star Carmelo Anthony was when his wife gave him a Black Corvette Stingray for his birthday!
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