Son of Cavs’ owner to undergo brain surgery
Nick Gilbert, the son of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who became a good-luck charm during the NBA lottery, will undergo major brain surgery this week. A team spokesman said the 21-year-old Michigan State student will have the operation in Detroit. In 2011, the younger Gilbert endeared himself to Cavaliers fans when he represented the team at the draft lottery. Cleveland won the No. 1 overall pick, which the team later used to select all-star guard Kyrie Irving. Nick Gilbert was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that causes tumours. He has undergone previous surgeries for the genetic illness.