The Utah Jazz reminded us that despite all the terrible stories in sports recently, there are also a lot of really cool moments.
The Jazz announced on Monday that they signed five-year-old J.P. Gibson to a one-day contract. Gibson was diagnosed with cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) in 2012.
The Jazz went all-out for Gibson, holding a typical player-introduction press conference (above) during which Gibson was introduced and he showed-off his new jersey like a big-money free agent.
But the best moment came in the third quarter of their preseason blue-white scrimmage when Gibson checked into the game in full uniform, complete with a wristband.
As if he had done this a million times before, Gibson even high-fived the player he was subbing for.
The Jazz then inbounded the ball to Gibson, who deftly dribbled the ball up the court.
After getting a little help from a couple of picks, and one big assist from center Rudy Gobert, Gibson dribbled into the lane and threw down a two-handed dunk.
What a great moment.
Here is the full video.
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