February 24, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Eastern Conference center Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers during the East all-stars press conference at the Hilton Orlando. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Young Sacramento Fan Lee Eddins Passes Before Pacers’ Roy Hibbert Visit


Yesterday morning, we brought you a story involving Lee Eddins, a twelve-year old Sacramento boy who was diagnosed with stage four leukemia. Not given long to live, Indiana Pacers star center Roy Hibbert, who was Eddins’ favorite player, wanted to do something special for the young man. So Hibbert, who had Skyped and sent gifts to Eddins, was set to visit his biggest fan this weekend.

Sadly, Hibbert wont have the opportunity to meet Lee as Mike Wells of the Indiana Star, who brought this wonderful story to light, has reported Eddins passed away. Hibbert is still making his scheduled trip to California today, presumably to meet with the grieving family.

Our thoughts are with the Eddins family and Roy, who undoubtedly must be heartbroken. Just a horrible ending to such a feel good story.

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