Despite Kobe Bryant's farewell tour, there has not been a lot to celebrate for Lakers fans... but the club was able to make one dream come true Sunday night.
That is 17-year-old Yitzi Teichman standing next to Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Yitzi was diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago.
Sunday night - thanks to some help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation -- he signed a one-game contract with the Lakers. He lives in Baltimore now, but grew up in valley village and has been a life-long Laker fan. In fact, he joked last night that his first word as a baby was Kobe.
That sense of humor, which he says is a key to his battle with cancer, was shown throughout his news conference.
Teichman got a locker right next to his childhood idol. He was on the floor helping his team through warm-ups, and then sat on the bench during the game.
By the way, doctors say his cancer is in remission and he's just been accepted to two colleges.
Yitzi Teichman will start college in the fall.