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The Lakers and Kobe Bryant continue to do good deeds in a bad season

filmed a message for a Colorado State basketball player whose parents died in a house fire, and the continued their ongoing work with the Make-A-Wish foundation

The Los Angeles Lakers are not letting their poor record on the court dissuade them from doing good work off of it. Earlier this season, the team facilitated a post-game meeting between Kobe Bryant and a child from the Make-A-Wish foundation on a night when they donated $1,000 to the charity organization for each Lakers dunk. The Lakers continued their work with the organization on Sunday when they signed Yitzi Teichman to an honorary one-day contract to grant his wish, according to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times.

Yitzi was diagnosed with "a very rare form of cancer called Chordoma, which is a type of brain tumor, which only 1 in every 2.5 million people have," per his Team Lifeline page. As a member of the team for the day, Teichman was given the opportunity to participate in the Lakers' pre-game shootaround, where he got to take a picture with Lakers forward Julius Randle:

The Lakers' newest signing was also introduced before the local media with Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak, and he had jokes:

Kobe also did something nice on Sunday, filming a video letting Colorado State forward Emmanuel Omogbo know that he was thinking of him after he lost his parents in a house fire earlier this week. (h/t Sporting News). Omogbo memorably played in a game less than two days after the tragedy:

It's really cool to see the Lakers still taking the time to make people's lives better in a lost season. Some things are bigger than basketball.

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