Dan Gilbert Rumors

Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert said in a Tweet his son survived eight hours of brain surgery. Nick Gilbert, 21, underwent the surgery this week to treat a brain tumor. His father said Nick made it through the surgery and 48 hours of rest, but still has “hurdles ahead.”

Lue said the player and coaches made a video Monday to send to Nick Gilbert — son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert — who will undergo brain surgery this week to treat a tumor. News of the surgery was first reported by ESPN on Sunday. Nick Gilbert, 21, was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder causing tumors to grow anywhere in the body. He had a brain tumor removed more than 10 years ago. “We’re all praying for him and wish him the best,” Lue said. “Hate to see a young guy go through that, let alone anyone, but being so young and having so much spirit that he has is great.”
The team says the 21-year-old Michigan State student will have the operation in Detroit. In 2011, the younger Gilbert endeared himself to Cavs 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. Wearing a bow tie and dark-rimmed glasses, the then 14-year-old Gilbert was asked how it felt that his dad considered him his “personal hero.” The youngster replied: “What’s not to like?”