Thiago takes the court with LeBron James

“There are no words to describe this wish ... the experience was unreal.”


- Thiago

Thiago is a 17-year-old cancer survivor.

During his treatments, he watched LeBron James play basketball and it lifted his spirits. When given the chance to have a wish granted, Thiago asked to meet his favorite team, the Miami Heat, and his favorite basketball player.

For his wish, Thiago donned a personalized Miami Heat jersey and joined the team for practice. The teen also spent time on the court shooting free throws and three-pointers with James – and setting up the MVP’s with dunk opportunities from some well-timed passes.

“There are no words to describe this wish,” Thiago said, “The experience was unreal.” 

Thiago’s wish was captured by ESPN cameras as one of the network’s “My Wish” stories from 2012.

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