Here are Larry Nance Jr’s top five plays from the Las Vegas Summer League
The Los Angeles Lakers have no shortage of young, talented, athletic players, but none are more explosive than second year man, Larry Nance Jr.
Son of a dunk contest champion, Nance Jr inherited one of his dad’s most impressive attributes, the ability to down right jump out of the gym.
Coming into last season, fans didn’t know what to expect from the 22 year old forward who played all four years at Wyoming University and was coming off of an ACL tear in February 2014, but he quickly exceeded all expectations.
With impressive in game dunks and constant hustle, Jr quickly became a fan favorite, with chants of “Larry! Larry! Larry,” becoming a staple of STAPLES Center last season and this Summer League campaign was no different.
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Access Sportsnet did the lord’s work, compiling the top five plays for Nance from Summer League and they didn’t disappoint. Though he turned defense into offense with sneaky steals and acrobatic blocks, it should be obvious that Nance’s top plays were his high flying dunks.
While it is one thing to watch him take off on television or after the game on YouTube, seeing him sky through the air in person is a different experience entirely. Sitting behind the backboard for the number three and number one plays in this video, the only way I can describe it is it looked like he was going to jump over the backboard.
Further, in specific regards to the last dunk, the way his body was fully opened extended made the dunk look even larger than life.
Once Nance Jr. heals from his current wrist injury, fans are sure to get treated to more highlight dunks come regular season.