Currently on the IR for another four-to-six weeks due to a minor knee surgery, Blake Griffin took to The Players’ Tribune today to unveil his forthcoming documentary Just Keep Smiling — a film about his strong-willed best friend, Wilson Holloway, who unfortunately lost a three-year fight with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2011. The short clip from the documentary (as seen above), came with a short letter written by the Los Angeles superstar. After telling some stories to both laugh and cry to, he concludes with this message about his friend and film:
With the holidays coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about my friend lately. I could tell a million stories about the kind of person he was, but the only way you can understand is by really seeing him live his life. Over the past year, my friends and I have been working on a feature-length documentary about Wilson’s life that we hope will inspire people to think about their own lives.
The clip from the film tells the story of Wilson’s comeback to the Tulsa football team after grueling chemotherapy treatments. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to tell you that he wasn’t content to just stand on the sidelines.
As it states at the end of the clip, head over to Just Keep Smiling‘s Facebook page to stay up to date on its release.