The Los Angeles Lakers signed Yitzi Teichman, an 18-year-old who is battling brain cancer, to a one-day contract on Sunday.
Teichman had a brain tumor removed in 2015 and is still fighting cancer according to SB Nation. His wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation was to join the Lakers, and the Lakers management was happy to add him to the roster for a day. (RELATED: NFL Star Russell Wilson Grants Young Girl Her Final Wish Shortly Before She Dies)
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak introduced the teenage Lakers fan at a press conference. Teichman’s big day also allowed him to sit on the bench for the game against the Charlotte Hornets and be on the floor for warmups.
Classy move from the Lakers organization.