The Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers went head to head in the NBA Summer League on Saturday, and Larry Nance Jr. showed he can fly.
On Saturday night, the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers matched up in an NBA Summer League showdown. The game was as must-watch as a summer league game can be, as the top two picks in the 2016 NBA Draft were going up against each other.
Ben Simmons of the 76ers and Brandon Ingram of the Lakers are sure to get plenty of publicity this season, as they try to bring their respective franchises back to life. On Saturday, it was Larry Nance Jr. who got the press, throwing down a monster dunk in the third quarter.
Nance Jr. is the son of former NBA star Larry Nance, who was a great dunker in his own right. A three-time All-Star, Nance was the 1984 Slam Dunk Champion, beating out legends like Dominique Wilkins and Julius Irving. Check out his cradle dunk from the competition below.
The younger Nance was a first round selection of the Lakers last season, and appeared in 63 games during his rookie season, making 22 starts. He will be part of the rebuilding process in Los Angeles, as the Lakers will be playing their first season without future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant during the 2016-17 season.
He has the potential to be a solid player in the NBA, and just like his father, can jump out of the building.
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