Defeat Diabetes vs Sideline Cancer stands as the opening round matchup for these teams in the Xavier Regional of TBT 2022. This 2-seed versus 7-seed game pits a returning Sideline Cancer squad against a newcomer to TBT, Defeat Diabetes.
A TBT original, Sideline Cancer is the only team to play in each TBT since its founding in 2014. The team plays on behalf of the Griffith Family Foundation and with the mission to bring awareness to and raise money for pancreatic cancer research. Sideline Cancer reached TBT’s Championship Game in 2020 and seeks to finally bring home the $1 million grand prize in 2022. It sports a 13-8 record all-time in TBT play.
A first-year TBT applicant, Defeat Diabetes is hoping to play to benefit those with Type 1 Diabetes. Defeat Diabetes is sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The team also plans to donate a portion of their winnings to the JDRF.
Defeat Diabetes vs Sideline Cancer
The Defeat Diabetes vs Sideline Cancer matchup should be an intriguing contest in the opening round of TBT 2022.
The Defeat Diabetes roster features a number of talented professionals, including former NBA forward Gary Forbes. The 37-year-old Forbes is one of three players in NBA history to compete while managing Type-1 diabetes. The team brings talented shooters to the floor and players with a wealth of professional experience in Europe, including Jalen Nesbitt, Demonte Flannigan, and Cameron Forte.
Sideline Cancer, meanwhile, features C.J. Miles, who spent parts of 15 seasons in the NBA. Their roster also has two other players who made NBA stops during their professional career, Diante Garrett and Jamel Artis. As a 2-seed, Sideline Cancer expects to make a deep run in TBT 2022.
@SidelineTBT @DefeatT1DMtbt are Teaming Up in @thetournament to Raise Awareness for #PancreaticCancer and #Diabetes @worldpancreatic @JDRF BelieveAlways Together WE CAN! 💜🏀💜 pic.twitter.com/kywnJ6FKMh
— Sideline Cancer (@sideline_cancer) June 22, 2022