By Chris Bieri
Anchorage Daily News 

Petersburg basketball player gets his wish and shoots hoops with NBA star


Joseph Tagaban is excited to suit up for the Petersburg High School basketball team this winter as a sophomore. A year ago, that was anything but a certainty.

In December 2020, Tagaban was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, a potentially aggressive form of cancer.

The 15-year-old spent the better part of a year in Seattle receiving treatments, and his cancer is in remission. Now, after a recent meeting with an NBA superstar, Tagaban is ready to take on opponents on the court.

Tagaban met with Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson through Make-A-Wish, and their meeting was p...

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