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Nick Gilbert, son of Cavaliers owner, dies at 26

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nicolas "Nick" Gilbert, the son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who became the team's good luck charm at NBA draft lotteries, has died. He was 26. A funeral announcement posted by the Ira Kaufman Chapel said Gilbert died Saturday "peacefully at home surrounded by family." Gilbert was diagnosed as a child with neurofibromatosis (NF1), a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow in the brain, spinal cord and skin. Wearing a signature bow tie and dark-rimmed glasses, Gilbert became a sensation at the 2011 draft lottery. Cleveland wound up with the No. 1 overall pick and used it to select Kyrie Irving, who became an All-Star and later paired with LeBron James to win the championship in 2016.

6th annual Prep Ball Stars Midwest Challenge

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Student run show highlights Expo’s year-round efforts

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We must protect our youth centers

In this week’s column, I run the risk of “preaching to the choir.”That’s because most of the people who read this column probably already...
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