LA Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. had one of the best dunks of the season, slamming one home on Brookyln Net Brook Lopez. The thunderous jam was truly awesome, and if that doesn’t get him an invite to the Slam Dunk Contest, I don’t know what will.
However, you might have gotten so caught up in the visceral thrill of the throw-down that you might have missed a few details in the shuffle. Lucky for you, SLAM PH is here to fill you in.
1. Nance’s own post-dunk “Ohmigod did you all see the awesome thing I just did???” face
2. Timofey Mozgov’s perfect “Ohmigod did you all see the awesome thing my teammate just did???” face
3. Larry Nance got Anthony Bennett on the crossover, leading up to the slam
Larry Nance Jr. isn’t the most athletic, not the quickest, and not the best ball-handler. All that said though, he’s still got more than enough skillz to trick former number one pick Bennett and open a driving lane.
4. Larry Nance’s elevation
Cue up U2:
5. The Brooklyn Nets bench reaction
“OHHHHH MAN WHAT A – no guys that was our teammate he dunked on. Act stoic!”
Luis Scola is such a great veteran leader here.
6. The LA Lakers bench reaction
METTA WORLD PEACE IS HOLDING OTHER PLAYERS BACK, GETTING THEM TO CALM DOWN AND AVOID THE TECH. 2016 IS SO DAMN WEIRD.
(Dunk aside, the Nets went on to win, 107-97. You can’t have everything.)
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