The LA Lakers signed an 18-year-old battling brain cancer to a special, one-day contract.
The Los Angeles Lakers helped make the dreams of an 18-year-old battling brain cancer come true.
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Yitizi Teichman was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and had a tumor removed last year.
When the Make-A-Wish Foundation approached him, he knew right away he wanted to be a member of the Lakers.
The basketball team signed the teenager to a special one-day contract that was announced at a press conference on January 31.
As a baby, “my first word was Kobe,” the teen told reporters.
The team gave him his own jersey, a chance to shoot with the players and a courtside seat to watch the Lakers play the Charlotte Hornets.
Even though the Lakers lost, the team gave this teenager a win he will never forget.