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Make-A-Wish Colorado Grants Boy's Wish To Be A Denver Nuggets Player For A Day

DENVER (CBS4) - Make-A-Wish Colorado teamed up with the Denver Nuggets to grant a 13-year-old's wish to become an NBA player. Taurean Taylor loves basketball and recently had a bone marrow transplant.

On Thursday, Taurean had a chance to learn new drills from the Denver Nuggets Academy and alumni at Gold Crown Fieldhouse in Lakewood before traveling to Ball Arena in downtown Denver a limousine.

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There, Taurean was greeted by the team's drummers, cheerleaders, dozens of fans, Denver Nuggets management, SuperMascot Rocky and his own name on the outdoor marquee!

Nuggets General Manager Calvin Booth and President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly signed Taurean to become an official player for a day, complete with a jersey and personalized player cards to autograph and hand out to fans.

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"We are so excited to be adding Taurean to our team," said Connelly. "Taurean's energy, talent and passion for the sport will elevate the Nuggets to the next level. It is an honor to have him on our team."

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Taurean got a special pair of sneakers and was even interviewed by Altitude TV's Vic Lombardi.

Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted more than 5,785 wishes to children across the state. The nonprofit worked with Kroenke Sports Charities to organize the signing day for Taurean.

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