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The Utah Jazz Signed A 5-Year-Old Leukemia Patient To Their Roster And It Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Because it's more than basketball.

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Meet the Utah Jazz's newest, and youngest player, JP Gibson.

(L-R) Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby, JP Gibson, Megan Gibson (JP’s Mom) and sister Elsie.
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(L-R) Utah Jazz President Randy Rigby, JP Gibson, Megan Gibson (JP’s Mom) and sister Elsie.

On Monday, the 5-year-old inked a one-day deal with the team.

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JP, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012, joined the team on the bench during their annual inter-squad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

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However, the team wasn’t going to just let JP sit on the bench for the entire scrimmage…

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Instead, they inserted him into the game during the third quarter, which provided for a very special moment for everyone in attendance.

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The play started by inbounding the ball to the little guy...

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And with a little help from Rudy Gobert...

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He was able to throw down the two-handed slam.

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M-V-P.

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You can watch the entire video here:

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