Grocery stores with home delivery services aren't all that unusual these days, except for when the courier happens to be a seven-foot Sacramento Kings player.
And that's just how Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein spent his Tuesday afternoon, riding in a Toyota Prius from Foodjets, delivering groceries from Raley's eCart shopping service and stepping inside the homes of unsuspecting Kings fans.
"Sacramento's big; a big city with a small town feel," Cauley-Stein told ABC10. "The people are so down to Earth and so nice, it gives you that that homey feel, which is special."
Even though there are Kings fans within each winning household, Cauley-Stein said that he's encountered some folks who get nervous to meet him standing in their homes.
"It's always interesting, going into someone else's home, and they are the ones that are nervous, and (I'm) like, 'this is your house - you're not supposed to be nervous.' But I get it though," he said.
The Krouse family in Fair Oaks made him feel like family. He was invited to stay awhile and even have a beer, while checking out the house and the pool set-up in the backyard. They even invited Cauley-Stein back for a cold brew, barbeque and a dip in the pool in the summer time.
Raley's partnered with Cauley-Stein to help promote their home delivery service which began last August to the greater Sacramento area. Shoppers use the promo code WILLIE at checkout to enter the chance to get the Kings third-year star at their doorstep.
Cauley-Stein participated in two previous deliveries with Raley's prior to Tuesday's trip, which made visits to households in Rocklin and Fair Oaks. Previous stops have been made to winners located in Land Park, South Sacramento and Elk Grove.
On Mar. 21 he's scheduled to surprise two more lucky Sacramento area households with their online orders.
Cauley-Stein has missed the last two Kings games due to a lower back strain and will miss his third consecutive game on Wednesday when the New Orleans Pelicans arrive at Golden 1 Center.
Standing at 7-0 and weighing 240 pounds, one would think riding around in a Prius wouldn't be the most comfortable of rides for him, but he said it wasn't too bad. He's hoping to return to the court when the Kings host the Orlando Magic on Friday night.
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