Utah Jazz Sign Rising Star


The professional basketball team Utah Jazz signed a 5 year old boy JP Gibson for one day to make his dream come true. JP was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. He wore number one and received an inbound pass from Jeremy Evans, and also drove the lane, with a little help from center Rudy Gobert, JP threw down a two handed slam during an annual team scrimmage .

This was all possible because of the Utah Jazz as well as the “Anything Can Be” project. The contract was reportedly signed with a purple Crayon, with his parents Josh and Megan, and his two-year old sister Elsie.

JP’s mother Megan made this public statement, ”JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite. 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 six before he can play Junior Jazz, and he reminds us all the time that he can’t wait until he’s six.” It’s pretty obvious that this was his dream, and the Utah Jazz and the “Anything Can Be” project are two great organizations that made it come true.

Screenshot from the Utah Jazz YouTube channel.
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Screenshot from the Utah Jazz YouTube channel.