The NBA’s Utah Jazz signed a new basketball player, but it doesn’t matter that he doesn’t quite measure up.
The Jazz held a press conference to announce that 5-year-old J.P. Gibson was an honorary member of the team.
They even had a one day contract for him to sign, in crayon.
J.P. is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“He’s been fighting cancer longer than he has not been in his little life,” said J.P.’s mother Megan Gibson.
“I wish it was for a different reason,” said his father Josh Gibson. “It’s unfortunate that it’s because he has cancer, but we’re happy that there’s great people out there that care.”
After he signed, J.P. entered the Utah’s scrimmage game sporting a number one jersey.
He got to dribble down the court, toward the basket, where center Rudy Gobert lifted him up so he could dunk.
The Jazz hosted the Gibson family as part of the “Anything Can Be” project, which reaches out to families with children affected by cancer.