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Larry Nance Jr. threw down yet another Dunk of the Year
candidate on Thursday night against the Spurs.
The move helped the Lakers to a 93-81 victory, their
third straight win after a rough stretch of games in recent
With yet another highlight-worthy slam, Nance Jr. is
now a fan favorite and should likely make the Dunk Contest this
All Star Weekend.
Larry Nance Jr. proved once again that he is the current King of
Dunking in the NBA. Just a month removed from dunking Kevin Durant into the
center of the Earth, Nance Jr. pulled off another
unbelievable jam on Thursday night as the Lakers took on the
Spurs in Los Angeles.
In the fourth quarter of a tight game, Nance stole a pass and
started running the court with teammate Kentavious
Caldwell-Pope following close behind. Running a fast break
give-and-go, Caldwell-Pope threw his alley a bit too high,
but Nance Jr. was able to reach all the way back to complete the
It was carnage, and it sent the Staples Center into
hysterics. The only time I’ve seen a dunk close to this was in
the final scenes of “Space Jam.”
You can watch it for yourself below.
Just look at how long he is.
The dunk of course raised even more calls for Nance Jr. to be
entered into the Dunk Contest this upcoming All Star
The dunk was not only magnificent, but also helped the Lakers
along to their third straight victory, beating the Spurs by a
final score of 93-81. After a week filled with distractions from
LaVar Ball’s adventures in
Lithuania, the winning streak brought some welcome relief to
Los Angeles after a few weeks of subpar play.
There are rumors that Nance Jr. is available to teams
looking to trade as Los Angeles seeks to shed salary heading
into the 2018-19 season, so if your team is in need of a talented
forward with a knack for mind-melting dunks, you know who to