LeBron James Gives Terminally Ill Guest Announcer a Dream Moment

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 7, 2013

The NBA is famous for their terrific charitable work, most notably with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and really anything involving kids. We got to see how thrilling that can be firsthand during the Miami Heat-Washington Wizards game.

Tyler Gutzmer, a young Miami Heat fan diagnosed with leukemia in 2010, was able to join the Miami Heat broadcast crew for the second time in less than a year, and this time around he got just what he asked for last time.

If LeBron dunks it, and if you see the camera jump, I apologize cause I'm going to go crazy

He first got a chance to sit at the broadcast table last April, and he even got to help conduct a postgame interview with LeBron James following the Heat win over the Toronto Raptors.

This time around, Tyler got what he wished for initially, seeing the Heat run a ferocious fast break, ending with an alley-oop from Dwyane Wade to LeBron.

Of course, the play in question actually ended with a foul drawn by Wade, so the dunk by LeBron was never counted (sorry to be a buzz-kill). Even still, it was great to see the kid so thrilled, and even call the play as it unfolded.

Its pretty cool that the Heat have makeawish kids commentating this Heat game. Tyler Gutzmer seems like a great kid. Wish him the best.

— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) January 6, 2013

Heck, I'd almost rather hear his genuine reactions every game rather than listen to Tony Fiorentino say "Kaboom!" a dozen times a game.