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Nick Gilbert to represent the Cavs at the draft lottery

CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers will have their good luck charm at the NBA draft lottery in two weeks.

Following the Cavs 105-101 Game 7 win against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon, owner Dan Gilbert tweeted out a picture of himself and son Nick, announcing that Nick will represent the Cavs at the lottery.

Nick, 21, was born with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes noncancerous tumors to grow throughout the body. He had a major brain surgery back in February as a result, and has made a spectacular recovery.

It will be the fifth time that Nick has represented the Cavs at the draft lottery. During the 2011 lottery when the Cavs won the No. 1 pick that eventually landed them Kyrie Irving, Nick was asked about Dan calling him a hero due to the way he has battled health issues throughout his life.

“What’s not to like?,” the younger Gilbert answered in his signature thick-rimmed glasses and bow tie, coining a new catchphrase.

What’s not to like, indeed.

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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