Son of Cavs’ owner to un­dergo brain surgery

Ottawa Citizen - - SPORTS -

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.

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