How does one pick up the pieces that their father has dropped all on their own?
Cyprus Sampson's answer to filling that void is playing on the insecurities and ego's of rich and successful men. Since being cut off from his father Cyprus had to make a choice he could either struggle to make money the honest way or take advantage of the generosity of men. He, of course, chose the latter more lucrative option.
Cyprus lives his life trying his best to mask the hurt and pain of being essentially abandoned by portraying an ice cold and apathetic demeanor. This all works till a famous baseball player encounters the boy one night and takes the time to look past the exterior and thrusts him into the spotlight. Despite the positive and negative attention the man seems to have a way off breaking down those walls and shows the younger boy how he should truly be treated.