NBA's Utah Jazz Sign 5 Year Old Boy -- This Is Really Cute! :)
Aww... this was really cute to see and this courageous and determined young man helps put everything in perspective. While checking my Yahoo NBA news junkfood this was a delightfully sweet treat. Enjoy! :)
Jazz sign 5-year-old with leukemia for team scrimmage, and he throws down dunk (with some help)By Dan Devine | Ball Don't Lie – 6 hours ago
Every fall, NBA teams bring players to training camp that they don't necessarily expect to make their final roster for a variety of reasons — they want to create competition, they want to take a look at a player who might be a fit on their D-League squad, etc. The Utah Jazz, though, added a player Monday for a different, and much cooler, reason.
JP Gibson is a five-year-old from Layton, Utah, and for more than half his life, he's battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow that ranks as the most common type of cancer among children. He loves basketball, shooting hoops at his home and watching the local team with his dad.
"He knows he has to be six before he can play Junior Jazz [the NBA team's official youth basketball league] and he reminds us all the time that he can't wait until he's six," JP's mom, Megan Gibson, said, according to Aaron Falk of the Salt Lake Tribune.
Utah's brass presented a simple solution to this problem: JP would join the Senior Jazz.