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Lakers: Larry Nance, Jr. would like you to know he should be leading in all dunk of the year polls

He’s not wrong.

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Larry Nance, Jr. may not end up getting a chance to participate in the NBA’s dunk contest if his injured knee ends up being a nagging issue all season, but he has had a few posters that would seem to warrant an invite at the very least.

He’s pretty proud of his dunking resume as well, judging by his tweet on Wednesday morning:

That would seem to imply that Nance thinks he had the best dunk of year, but which one? His gentle caress of David West’s head before sailing by to drop the hammer? Or his complete destruction of Brook Lopez that left people reporting his death? Is this just an excuse to watch those again (Yes)?

Okay it was probably the second one but the first one was pretty great too. If that leaves you chomping at the bit for Nance to participate in the dunk contest, you aren’t alone. So are his fellow NBA players:

Will he? Maybe:

If Nance is healthy but the NBA doesn’t put him in the contest, it will be a national travesty. Let’s start a movement to #LetLarryLeap

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.