Utah Jazz Sign 5-year-old Battling Leukemia

The Utah Jazz signed 5-year-old JP Gibson to a one day contract, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012 and suited him up for an open scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

“JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite,” said Megan Gibson. “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.”

“Thank you JAZZ for making my Grandson JPs dream come true,!” said Sherri Gibson. “Each one of you showed him that being a member of the JAZZ is more then playing for a Great team…you took him under your wing and made him feel right at home on the court… that is something we will always be Thankful for.”

JP, wearing a No. 1 jersey got a dunk with help from Rudy Gobert as the crowd went wild. In conjunction with the Jazz. This was made possible by Jon Diaz’s “Anything Can Be” project, which creates storybooks for children with cancer about their dreams and wishes.

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