Dan Gilbert's son to undergo major brain surgery
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Basketball will take a back seat for Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert this week, as his son, Nick, is scheduled to undergo major brain surgery at a Detroit-area hospital, a team spokesman told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

Nick Gilbert, 21, was born with a nerve disorder called neurofibromatosis, which leaves the body vulnerable to tumors.

He already had a life-saving brain procedure more than 10 years ago, and has been treated with chemotherapy on and off for 15 years, according to McMenamin.

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