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Houston Rockets Sign Make-A-Wish Child to One-game Contract

Houston Rockets Sign Make-A-Wish Child to One-game Contract
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Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey signed  Chance “CJ” Smith, 10, to a one-game contract in partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation.

A year ago, Smith was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in which cancer starts in immune cells called B-cells.

As a huge fan of the Rockets, CJ wanted to be apart of the team and requested to wear the No. 13 because his favorite player is James Harden.

On Tuesday, the 10-year-old attended practice with the NBA team and got a chance to shooting around with his idols including Chris Paul.

“It’s big-time,” Harden said. “I’m going to shoot with him and see how great his game is, see how he can contribute to tomorrow night’s game and help us.”

The following night, Smith was introduced as a player on the Rockets during the pregame against the Washington Wizards. The child and his dad also sat courtside to watch the game.

The Rockets took home the victory 136 to 118.

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