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    Utah Jazz sign 5-year-old JP Gibson to a one-day contract

    Oct 7, 2014
    JP Gibson is joined by his father Josh Gibson and sister Elie during the contract signing with Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby. AP

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz signed a 5-year-old boy with leukemia to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).

    JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract with Jazz President Randy Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

    JP was joined by his parents, Josh and Megan, and his 2-year-old sister, Elsie. The family was hosted by the Jazz and photographer Jon Diaz's "Anything Can Be" project that creates storybooks for children with cancer about their dreams and wishes.

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    JP Gibson is joined by his father Josh Gibson and sister Elie during the contract signing with Utah Jazz president Randy Rigby. AP
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