Nearly 200 women showed up with hopes of gyrating their way onto the Miami Heat dance squad, and exactly one man.
But what Keith Wilson, 28, lacked in representation he more than made up for in spirit, which is to say he absolutely killed it.
Local 10 asked Wilson why he was vying for a spot on the all-female dance squad. “Dancing. That’s it,” he replied. “It has no gender, it has no sexuality. It’s just dance. It’s an art.”
This isn’t the first time Wilson has showed up for the auditions, and he’s hopeful the Heat will soon see the light.
“The Heat is actually one of those organizations that’s open to anything, so I’m pretty sure — one day — it’ll happen,” he said.
And though he may not have made the squad this year, you can be sure he’ll be back to show up another batch of hopefuls next season.
“Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it because of ‘this.’ Never let anyone tell you that you’re not good enough, small enough, or fit enough,” he said. “It should always be, ‘Go for it.’”
And nobody can accuse Wilson of failing to ‘go for it’ in the below freestyle dance to Beyonce‘s “Girls.”