The miracle ends: LeVert returns after overcoming cancer

Tonight, the guard will make his Indiana debut after two months off the slopes. "I always saw the light at the end of the tunnel," he says after recovering.

The next morning, the ball, the hoops and the points will be relegated to the background. The news, and very good, will be in Caris LeVert. Exactly two months after his departure from Brooklyn, the guard will make his debut with the Indiana Pacers. The Phoenix Suns Arena, pavilion of the homonymous franchise, will make you feel like a basketball player again. A miracle. The Ohio native underwent surgery to remove a malignant cyst on his left kidney in late January. After successfully passing all the stages after the intervention, he is discharged from medical and sports. He feels capable of returning to compete at the highest level and, as he anticipated yesterday, he will do so tonight.

"It's been a while and I'm sure I get lost during the meeting. I always saw the light at the end of the tunnel. I knew that the pain I felt after the surgery would not last forever. I knew that this day would come when I would return to feel like playing. I have a great support system with my family and my teammates. It will be a pleasure to play again. I am sure it will be a great night for everyone, "says LeVert for ESPN. The player, The 26-year-old landed in Indiana as part of the mega-step of the season, the one that gave rise to the Nets' big-three. Along with Rodions Kurucs, Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince, he was one of the players who left the discipline of the Great Block to allow the arrival of James Harden. Probably the most valued piece of all: in the twelve games he has been able to play this season, he averages 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6 assists. an exception: last year, registered this Similar standards and, in addition, he captained, along with Spencer Dinwiddie, his team in the Orlando bubble. Nobody gave anything for them and they responded by giving a lot of war.

In total, there have been 26 games that LeVert has missed this year. He has not played since January 12, a day before the movement that has revolutionized the NBA was confirmed and two since, in the medical tests as a result of it, the cancerous mass was detected. "I'm definitely very grateful that it could be found when it was made. And I just want to move on. Obviously, we could sit here all day and think what might have happened had it not been detected then, but you have to look ahead." sincere on Fox Sports. Indiana, which after announcing the ailment received financial compensation from Brooklyn, did not threaten to try to stop the transfer at any time. Now, after a long wait, you can enjoy their services.

Y they need you. "(LeVert) looks good. To me, he seems ready to play. It represents a change in the whole game. Having another dynamic scorer on the court can really help this team," explained, last Thursday, Malcom Brogdon to The Indianapolis Star. LeVert, confirms his impressions: "The body is responding well and it has been great to train with my teammates. At the end of the day, you realize that it is only basketball, but it is the sport that I love and I cannot take it anymore without playing, "he says. After a great start to the season, the franchise led by Domantas Sabonis and Brogon himself wants to put an end to an irregularity that has relegated them to tenth place in the Eastern Conference, at the limit of play-in. They have only won three of their last ten games. Caris can be key for the dynamics to be positive again, like his return to the NBA.

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