The Toronto Raptors are once again front and center in terms of having the attention of the Cleveland Cavaliers as they look ftoward the second round of the playoffs.
However, it won't be long before the NBA Draft Lottery is at the fore and with the Cavaliers owning the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected first-round draft pick, that night will have the attention of everyone in the organization.
Once again, the team will turn to its good-luck charm, Nick Gilbert, to represent them at the lottery, which will be stage in Chicago.
After Cleveland's 105-101 Game 7 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, Nick's dad, tweeted a picture of the two of them, with this message:
Nick famously first represented the organization as a 14-year-old at the 2011 lottery. The night, the Cavaliers won the lottery and the top overall pick, which they used to selected Kyrie Irving.
Nick, 21, suffers from neurofibromatosis (NF), which causes tumors to grow anywhere on the body at anytime. For Nick, they grow on his brain and he's had at least two surgeries to remove them, including one earlier this season.
At that lottery in 2011, Nick was interviewed by Heather Cox of ESPN.
"You're the ambassador for the National Children's Tumor Foundation and you've been dealing with a nerve disorder since you were born," Cox said. "Your dad called you his own personal hero. How's that make you feel?"
Nick, not missing a beat, offered a response that put smiles on not only all in attendance that night, but also to the millions watching the broadcast on television.
"Well, I mean, what's not to like?" he replied with a wry grin.
Nick also represented the Cavaliers at the 2012 and 2013 draft lotteries, with Cleveland again winning in 2013 and used the top pick to select Anthony Bennett, whom they used as part of the deal to acquire All-Star forward Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He'll once again represent the Cavaliers on May 15, with the Nets' pick the team acquired as part of the Irving trade with Boston back on Aug. 22.
The pick has a 2.8-percent chance, the eighth-best odds, at being the No. 1 overall selection and a 9.9-percent chance to end up being a top-three pick.