How bad are things for the once-proud Los Angeles Lakers? So bad that even their own Make-A-Wish recipient dropped a pot shot while signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the 16-time NBA champions.
Yitzi Teichman had his wish granted by the franchise Sunday, signing a contract during a press conference with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak in front of the local media, shooting around with the team before the Lakers played — and lost to — the Charlotte Hornets and even meeting with Kobe Bryant after the game.
During Make-A-Wish recipient signing. Lakers GM Kupchak said kid joked, "It would be hard for me not to improve your team."
Teichman was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer called Chordoma, a type of brain tumor. Through his difficult fight, he clearly has not lost his sense of humor. And good for him. And good for the Lakers for making this 18-year-old’s wish come true.
Here's a photo of Yitzi Teichman with Julius Randle – Yitzi signing a ceremonial 1-day contract w/ the Lakers today pic.twitter.com/koTxZU31ML