NBA Team Signs 5-Year-Old Boy with Cancer — See Him in Action!

The Utah Jazz signed a free-agent guard earlier this week for a remarkably short contract. JP Gibson, five-years-old, joined the NBA team on the terms of his one-day contract, and he proved a valuable addition to the team.

During the team’s preseason intrasquad scrimmage, Gibson caught an inbound pass and went in for a slam dunk.

Gibson, who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, is a huge basketball fan, according to his mother Megan Gibson.

“When he was just over a year old, he would sit with my husband Josh watching games,” she told NBA.com. “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.”

JP and his family are being hosted by the Utah Jazz and the “Anything Can Be” Project, a part of the Millie’s Princess Foundation working to provide hope and financial assistance to families and children affected by cancer.

You can see the adorable and touching video of his spectacular feat above. Its worth the watch just to hear the announcers play it totally straight and the look of pride on young JP’s face when he scores.

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