Nick Gilbert, one for NBA fans cleveland cavaliers A draft lottery representative died of a genetic condition on Saturday. he was 26
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son of Cavaliers Nick Gilbert, owner Dan Gilbert and wife Jennifer, had a lifelong battle with neurofibromatosis, which causes noncancerous tumors to grow on nerve pathways throughout the body.
His death was announced by the Ira Kauffman Chapel in Southfield, Michigan. The Gilberts live in Michigan.
Dan Gilbert is the founder and chairman of Rocket Companies and is owned by Cavaliers since 2005. He often sent Nick to sit in the NBA draft lottery. Cavaliers‘ chair, and he brought good luck to the team. With Nick, wearing his distinctive bow tie, in the seat, the Cavs twice received the No. 1 pick in the draft lottery.
In 2011, he used it on Kyrie Irving. Two years later, he chose Anthony Bennett.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan wrote on Twitter, “Nick inspired people everywhere with his bravery and brought joy to everyone.” “All of Detroit has the Gilbert family in our prayers today.”
In 2017, the Gilberts launched a foundation that has given more than $18 million in grants to research toward finding a cure for type 1 neurofibromatosis, according to The Detroit News.
Last season, little Gilbert had multiple surgeries, Cavaliers Joins Gilbert’s Foundation and Children’s Tumor Foundation to Launch Bow Tie Campaign to Raise Funds and Awareness for Neurofibromatosis
Cavaliers Dedicates the recently concluded season to Nick Gilbert and others affected by the condition
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