Say 40 years into the future, his grandchildren will gather around Brian Long. And he'll tell them about when he was a Kentucky Wildcat.
"Not many people can do what I've done and say they've been there," he said. "It's been crazy."
If he chooses, Long could pull back the curtain and tell his grandchildren what being on Kentucky basketball teams, circa 2011-15, was really like.
"Exactly," he said.
An interview this past summer was no kiss-and-tell. Long did not reveal anything specific except to note the sensory overload. His friends from New Jersey got a taste by attending the Final Four in Texas this year.
"Oh, they think it's crazy," he said. "Surreal. They don't really believe it either. They think it's crazy."
Growing up in New Jersey, Long arrived in Lexington in 2011 as a walk-on without a sure grasp on the Kentucky basketball experience.
"You really have to experience it to understand," said Long, who was put on scholarship in 2012. "Even the first year was kind of surreal. How everything was."
Kentucky won the national championship in 2012. "Set a little bit of false expectations," Long said.
The next two years brought a loss at Robert Morris in the NIT and then a sense of disappointment blown away by a Final Four run. "It's been humbling," Long said.
The constant is Kentucky fans. Here. There. Everywhere.
"It's nothing like you've ever seen before," he said. "It's crazy. It's all over the state. All over the country, really. When you go on the road, there's a million Kentucky fans.
"It's kind of like growing up, everybody kind of loves the Yankees. So I can try to compare it to that. But it's bigger and different. It's different, and it's even bigger here."
Of course, Long has not played much for UK: four games and a total of seven minutes the past two seasons. This did not come as a surprise. That helps soothe any competitive itch.
"I know my expectations," he said. "I even knew them coming in here. I knew them coming here what it would be like. I chose that because I thought it would be the best experience for me, which it has been. It's been an unbelievable run."
When asked what impact he might have on this Kentucky team, Long noted what he's seen and what he's heard during the past three years. This collection of memories makes him a walking reference book for UK's freshmen.
"I feel like I've seen it all," he said. "I can tell them how it's going to go, and lay it out for them," he said.
Long noted the standard-issue observation that John Calipari has one coaching persona in the summer and another after the season begins.
Of the weeks between the August trip to the Bahamas and the start of preseason practices, Long said, "We don't see much of him. He lays back. When he needs us, he calls us in and what-not. He's laid-back, now.
"I think he's really laid-back now because he's confident in our returning guys. He's got Andrew (Harrison) back to run his team. And Alex (Poythress) and Aaron (Harrison) and Dakari (Johnson) and Willie (Cauley-Stein). I think he's kind of relaxed now, more so than he's been."
The approach of the season brings a transformation.
"You're going to see a different side of him," Long said. "That's when he comes out and he's going to get the most out of you. He really coaches. He doesn't let up. He's going to get it out of you."
If those grandchildren get it out of Long, you have to think they'll hear quite a story.