Larry Nance, Jr. told reporters after the Los Angeles Lakers' practice on Wednesday that "it would be cool" to get a chance to compete in the dunk contest at some point. While there is no word yet on what he thinks about using the senior Nance as a prop, Lakers' guard Lou Williams presumably would agree with Nance, Jr. based off of what he told Mike Trudell of Lakers.com in the two's chat on this week's episode of "Lakers Voices" (transcription via Eric Yee of Lake Show Life):
"I think he's a better dunker than Blake Griffin. I mean Blake dunks on people and is nasty but if you give him head up Larry Nance will.. I mean, they got to do their history, do their homework, look up Larry's dad and then you tell me.."
"Just dunking, take everybody off the court... take Larry Nance every time. He's a better dunker than Blake.... He dunks on somebody every day in practice... That Ezeli dunk, he's probably done that once a week"
Once a week in practice? Poor Roy Hibbert/Robert Sacre/Tarik Black. Here is that dunk on Ezeli, in case you somehow missed the best dunk from a Lakers player in a long time:
But a better dunker than Blake Griffin? The Kia jumping forward who once did this to poor Timofey Mozgov and added "Mozgov'd" to the NBA lexicon as a verb to describe being brutally posterized:
That one never gets old. Both Nance, Jr. and Griffin are great, but neither of them can ever hope to measure up to the actual best dunker on the Lakers, Ryan Kelly:
Nance, Jr. himself even described that dunk as the best of the preseason after the win because it won the game. Sometimes you just have to bow to the GOAT.