The Herald Bulletin

March 13, 2013

NBA’s Hansbrough brothers help fight brain cancer


The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Tyler Hansbrough remembers the backyard brawls with his two brothers.

He remembers setting up a trampoline — much to the dismay of his orthopedic surgeon father — next to a basketball goal so the three could slam dunk.

He remembers something else: His older brother, Greg, being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor at age 7. The family was told to enjoy him while they could. He didn’t have much time to live.

Most people know Indiana Pacers players Tyler and youngest brother Ben, 25. But it’s their rarely mentioned older brother they say is the real standout. Greg, 29, was their inspiration growing up, and he still is today.

Today at the Fieldhouse, Tyler and Ben will host a fundraiser “Hoops with the Hansbroughts” in honor of Greg. They have come out as celebrity spokesmen for Voices Against Brain Cancer to raise awareness and more importantly, money.

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