The Cleveland Cavaliers decided to have Nick Gilbert represent them at the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night. Nick is the son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, and the 14-year-old was born with a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body at any time. Not only did Nick raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis with his appearance, but he also won the hearts of viewers with his charisma. Oh yeah, he also picked up some nice street credit by throwing up what some people interpreted to be a gang sign.
Like I said, kid picked up some serious street cred with his appearance. Oh yeah, he also helped the Cavs (with his good luck?) get the #1 and #4 pick in the draft. The top pick came from the Clippers in the Baron Davis trade and it only had a 2.8% chance of winning. It’s OK, the Cavs will find a way to screw it up. If not because of their bad moves, but because the pick is partially cursed because of its ties to the Clippers.
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