Calif. teen's wish granted by meeting Jason Kidd

Posted at 6:23 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 21:07:52-05

A 14-year-old from California has been a lifelong fan of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish of meeting him in person.

Selah Kitchener plays basketball back at home in California. One year ago she was undergoing a liver transplant, and at the same time coping with her father's death from cancer.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation asked Kitchener if she could do anything, what would she do? She knew right away.

"I really wanted to meet Jason Kidd because he was my dad's favorite player and mine too," Kitchener said.

The Milwaukee Bucks head coach granted her wish. He met Selah, her cousin, mom and aunt.

"This is what it's all about. It's not about the money," Kidd said. "If you look at the wins/loss, we take those hard, but when you come this morning to work and have the opportunity to shoot around and watch a beautiful young lady smile and enjoy it and not want to leave, I can coach that type of player."

Kitchener said she was really happy when she found out her wish was going to be granted. "I was kinda bragging at school at little bit."

Coach Kidd said he's ready to get her on the team. "Yes, we're trying to sign her. Anyone who can make shots, we'll take."