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  • This Made our Day: NBA's Utah Jazz Fulfills 5-year Old Leukemia Patient's Dream

    JP Gibson dunks as fans cheer on

    A 5-year-old boy with leukemia got his wish to play basketball with his idols when the NBA's Utah Jazz signed him up for a one-day contract to play in an exhibition game.

    JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, also got to wear a #1 jersey as he dribbled past towering pros and dunked the ball with the help of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.  

    Said JP's mom Megan in a statement released by Utah Jazz: "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 6 before he can play Junior Jazz, and he reminds us all the time that he can't wait until he's 6." This feat was made possible through the Jazz's "Anything Can Be" project for children with cancer.


    Source: YouTube, ESPN

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