Noel Brings Leukemia Patient to Derby


Nerlens Noel wasn’t traveling solo when he took in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

The former Kentucky center walked the red carpet and watched the race with seven-year-old Kelly Melton, a leukemia patient who Noel has gotten to know during visits to the Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington.

It’s pretty heartwarming to see Noel genuinely excited to bring Melton along for the ride and to watch him field questions from reporters eager to find out how his day is going. And while Noel was sharply dressed for the occasion, we’re with Rob Dauster in saying that Melton outdid him in the outfit department. The little man can dress!


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