Local Cancer Survivors Hoop It Up at Final Four
Mike Thompson and Iram Leon are living a hoop dream at the Final Four in Houston this weekend. The two Austinites were selected to play in the Coaches vs. Cancer: Hardwood Heroes game at NRG Stadium. The duo joined fellow cancer survivors to form two teams coached by former Texas coach Tom Penders and former UCLA head coach Jim Harrick. Thompson had a long battle with bone cancer and leukemia as a child, while Leon is still battling a form of brain cancer.
Thompson and Leon joined Ricky Doyle on Sports Night to tell their stories of survival and talk about hitting the hardwood at the Final Four.