Larry Nance Slam dunk contest in Los Angeles 2018
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Can he win it?
Of course! Easy money..
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Depends who else competes
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No chance
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:13 am    Post subject: Larry Nance Slam dunk contest in Los Angeles 2018

CAN WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!

What kind of dunks you guys think he can pull off? His in-game dunks aren't as sexy as they are demoralizing, but I feel he has some creativity up his sleeve.

Although if it were up to me I would just want to see him challenge the likes of Embiid, Porky, Giannis, and other shot blockers to just get dunked on one after another
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:15 am    Post subject:

he will be as exciting as shannon brown was in the dunk contest
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject:

He'll have some tough opponents like Donovan Mitchell, Derrick Jones Jr and Terrence Ferguson but i'm sure watching Lonzo assists Nance is gonna be fun to watch

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:28 am    Post subject:

He seems to do the Statue of Liberty dunk every time. I wonder what else he would try in the dunk contest?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:37 am    Post subject:

He's not entertaining dunker, he's best part of dunk is facial posterized.
So I don't expect him to win dunk contest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:04 am    Post subject:

Larry isn't a contest-style dunker. His dunks aren't creative enough.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:09 am    Post subject:

Jr should wear his dadís old Cavs jersey and do his old routine

https://youtu.be/Y141jxJUFP8
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:20 am    Post subject:

oldschool32 wrote:
He seems to do the Statue of Liberty dunk every time. I wonder what else he would try in the dunk contest?


A 1980s windmill.. probably hang his arm in the rim on another. Let's just hope he makes it to the event healthy from here to then
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:36 am    Post subject:

JUST-MING wrote:
Jr should wear his dadís old Cavs jersey and do his old routine

https://youtu.be/Y141jxJUFP8


Sr. was on the Suns in the vid you linked, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject:

I haven't really scouted the competition so I can't be sure - but I think that Nance is more of an in-game type of dunker.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:09 am    Post subject:

LandsbergerRules wrote:
Larry isn't a contest-style dunker. His dunks aren't creative enough.


Your right but, I remember 2 guys who going into the Dunk contest, people said the same thing about, John Wall and, I'm gonna take it back, Kenny Walker. Some guys just don't show their stuff in games. All Blake Griffin did was dunk on people, never showed no real creativity. Some.
Guys need this type of stage to show out. We will see.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject:

I answered depends on who's competing, but OP should have an option for Larry only wins because the competition is in LA. Larry is a fantastic in game dunker, but I'm not sure if he has the under the leg/360/over a mascot dunk down yet. And that dude finished in 2nd place! I would love for Nance to win. I'm just not sure what he has in the bag.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject:

He's a good in-game dunker, with power dunks. Those don't win contests.
Reminds me of Tom Chambers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject:

Personally I would love to see Nance Jr. in the dunk contest this year. I am also hoping that Donovan Mitchell makes an appearance.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:59 am    Post subject:

If he wants to do it, I hope he gets to participate because it might help with his confidence. I was down on him a couple weeks ago because he was missing easy layups, fumbling the ball, playing scared. The last game I saw that old Nance, who I believe is capable of playing at the next level. Something as fundamental as dunking vs. trying to tap or finesse the ball in can really make a difference in one's perception of his game. If he could perform well on the national stage, maybe it will give him that boost to play like a true starter instead of a role player.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject:

Itís in LA, the NBA will 100% put him in it if heís healthy. And heís the son of a former winner, thereís way too many narratives they can use to not put him in.

Now can he win us a different question but I donít think the Statue of Liberty dunk he uses in the games is the only thing heís got.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject:

Does he have any fancy practice footage or old high school or college dunk contests on youtube? I think I've seen fancier contest-style dunks from Randle than Nance Jr to be honest.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject:

I'd just as soon he keep his knees healthy. Then again, I think the slam dunk contest isn't what it used to be. You see it in footage of his Dad's win. Dr. J misses a dunk? Irving gets a 25 and loses to Nance Sr. Fast forward. Nate Robinson misses a dunk? He gets to miss it over and over, eventually lands one, and wins. Fast forward. Blake Griffin has to jump over the hood/lower windshield area of a car to get his win. Chairs. Other props. Teammates. Might as well get circus elephants out there on unicycles trying to block the dunks.

Do I think it's possible LNance could win it? Yes, depending on how creative he gets. Gotta get someone to pass him the ball just so. Gotta get some large object under him to jump over. Gotta do dunks he would never consider in a game and twist 50 ways to Sunday to pull them off. Without wincing when he lands.

Problem is, the more the choreography, the more practice time it takes. Lots of hard landings, and a serious knee injury in his not so distant past.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject:

BigGameHames wrote:
Itís in LA, the NBA will 100% put him in it if heís healthy. And heís the son of a former winner, thereís way too many narratives they can use to not put him in.

Now can he win us a different question but I donít think the Statue of Liberty dunk he uses in the games is the only thing heís got.


Yes, I'm sure he has more dunks like...

The Statue of Liberty 360 dunk.
The Statue of Liberty legs apart dunk.
The Statue of Liberty lefty dunk.
The Statue of Liberty pass from a teammate dunk.
The Statue of Liberty blindfold dunk.
The Statue of Liberty caressing bald head dunk.
The Statue of Liberty over Nance Sr. dunk.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject:

I dont care about a dumbass dunk contest. I'd rather have him in the gym, working on his jumper.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject:

A dunk where he gets as high as he can in the air and also leaps as far as he can and posterizes 10 guys at once.

That should get a 50.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject:

Last time we campaigned for someone, he was embarrassing. Shannon was scared.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:57 pm    Post subject:

AFireInside619 wrote:
BigGameHames wrote:
Itís in LA, the NBA will 100% put him in it if heís healthy. And heís the son of a former winner, thereís way too many narratives they can use to not put him in.

Now can he win us a different question but I donít think the Statue of Liberty dunk he uses in the games is the only thing heís got.


Yes, I'm sure he has more dunks like...

The Statue of Liberty 360 dunk.
The Statue of Liberty legs apart dunk.
The Statue of Liberty lefty dunk.
The Statue of Liberty pass from a teammate dunk.
The Statue of Liberty blindfold dunk.
The Statue of Liberty caressing bald head dunk.
The Statue of Liberty over Nance Sr. dunk.

https://streamable.com/8kbf
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject:

Agree w/ the others. Nance is a great in-game dunker, not a creative one. He throws down amazing power dunks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject:

Only is he shows out better than Shannon Brown.
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