Nick Gilbert, 21, was born with neurofibromatosis. It’s a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. The tumors are usually noncancerous.
The younger Gilbert gained national attention during the 2011 NBA Draft Lottery. With his thick-rimmed glasses and bow tie, he was the Cavs’ representative and good luck charm.
When asked about his dad calling him a hero, Nick answered with, “What’s not to like?” which took on a life of its own.
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