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Dan Gilbert’s 14-year-old son to represent Cavs at lottery

May 12, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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Isn’t it the dream of every 14-year-old boy to go to Secaucus?

Actually, in the case of Nick Gilbert, son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, this is pretty cool — he will represent the Cavaliers at the NBA Draft Lottery May 17.

The younger Gilbert has Neurofibromatosis, a disease that causes the body’s nerves to grow tumors. They can happen anywhere on the body at any time, be serious or benign. He has had a severe case of the disease but has battled through it.

“Despite enduring brain surgery, the loss of vision in one of his eyes, four long rounds of chemotherapy and countless visits and time in doctor’s offices and hospitals, he has emerged as the happiest and most optimistic person I know,” Gilbert said.

That’s about the best good luck charm the Cavaliers could send.

  1. bleedhouse - May 13, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    good for him and good for the cavs

  2. goforthanddie - May 13, 2011 at 1:44 AM

    I don’t give a damn about the Cavs, but this kid deserves a break sometime.

  3. pl4tinum514 - May 13, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    Who knows maybe they can get two top 6 lottery picks this year with this kid’s karma.

  4. torotrigger - May 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    thats an awesome experience. nice.

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