SALT LAKE CITY –JP Gibson, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On Oct 6, the Utah Jazz signed the 5-year-old, free-agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage.
“JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite,” Megan Gibson said in a statement released by the 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.” More info on this heartwarming story here.
The Jazz tweeted a photo of JP holding up his new Jazz jersey with his family.