The Utah Jazz made one young man's dream a reality on Monday when they announced the signing of five-year-old guard JP Gibson to a one-day contract.
Gibson was originally diagnosed was acute lymphoblastic leukemia back in 2012. He will be in uniform and on the bench for Monday's 6:30pm open scrimmage at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. He will sign his official contract an hour prior to the scrimmage with Jazz team president Randy Rigby, accompanied by his parents, Josh and Megan, and his two-year-old sister Elsie.
“JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite,” said Megan Gibson, via NBA.com. “When he was just over a year old, he would sit with my husband Josh watching games. He started insisting on shooting hoops for an hour each night before bedtime when he was just 15 months old. He knows he has to be six before he can play Junior Jazz, and he reminds us all the time that he can't wait until he's six."
The Gibsons are being hosted by both the Utah Jazz and the "Anything Can Be" project (a part of the Millie's Princess Foundation), dedicated to the emotional and financial support of families affected by childhood cancer.
You can learn more about the "Anything Can Be" project at this link.
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