The Utah Jazz signed 5-year old, free agent, JP Gibson, to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night.
Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, joined the team in uniform for the annual preseason team scrimmage. As a part of the “Anything Can Be” project for children with cancer, hosted by the Jazz and photographer Jon Diaz, JP Gibson received a picture book with his dreams and wishes… One of which was to play professional basketball.
JP, wearing a No. 1 jersey, even got to play in the scrimmage. He was passed the ball and dribbled into the lane, where center Rudy Gobert lifted him up so he could dunk and slap hands with some players as fans roared.
Watch the video of Utah Jazz’s JP Gibson’s slam dunk below.