Davis brothers share love of basketball with cancer patients

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — It’s been a busy but memorable week for the Davis brothers of La Crosse.

NBA rookie Johnny and Wisconsin Badger Jordan have been holding their second annual Davis Brothers basketball camp at their alma mater La Crosse Central.

But when they heard some campers couldn’t make it, they decided to come to them.

The twins stopped at Gundersen’s Pediatric Oncology in La Crosse on Wednesday to meet some new teammates battling cancer. They helped the kids throw down some dunks, and then got into some finger painting, handing out autographed handprints.

For them it’s another humble reminder that even a quick interaction can a lasting impact.

“Playing basketball has presented us with being a very public figure, so a lot of people in the community know us,” said Johnny. “So for us to be able to come here and show them that we care–We’re not just basketball players. We’re people too.”

“You feel good inside just knowing that you made a kid’s day just by shooting hoops with them and working on their game,” said Jordan.

Around 24 patients and their siblings participated.

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