Lakers: Larry Nance Jr. Dunks Right On Al Horford (Video)

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Larry Nance Jr. took flight on Friday night to drop the hammer right on top of Al Horford

There’s a good chance that the Los Angeles Lakers are going to make a strong push to try and sign current Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford this summer in free agency. He’s a player who would make a ton of sense for the Lakers going forward in addition to being incredibly talented. Rookie Larry Nance Jr. definitely isn’t working as part of a free agent outreach program, though.

On Friday night as the Lakers and Hawks faced off, Nance got the ball about 15 feet out on the left wing with Paul Millsap on him. The Lakers rookie ducked his shoulder and got around Millsap. When Horford slid over to try and protect the rim, Nance simply just rose way up over him before bringing down a thunderous one-handed jam right in Horford’s grill:

In a rookie season where Nance has thrown down a bevy of impressive, high-flying dunks, this little number is right up there with the monster jam that he threw down on Festus Ezeli in the preseason.

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Nance is currently still getting back to full health in coming back from a knee injury as he’s likely going to sit out the second night in back-to-backs for the rest of the season. While it’s unfortunate to not see a young player get as much run as possible at the conclusion of his first season in the league, if resting him saves his legs for making plays like this, Lakers fans should all be on board with that plan.