Thiago shoots around with LeBron

Originally Published: July 15, 2012
By Adam S. Reisinger | ESPN.com

From a young age, all Thiago D'Elia wanted to do was play basketball. He would watch clips of his favorite players, head outside to his driveway to imitate them, then head back inside to rewind and watch again, until he got the moves just right.

Thiago's hard work paid off at 15, when he made the team at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Ga. But just as his dream was within reach, everything he'd worked for was nearly taken away. Thiago was diagnosed with cancer in January ...

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