Larry Nance Jr.’s big slam gives Lakers fans reason to cheer on Kobe-less night

This was our reaction, too.

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Lakers fans who went to Staples Center on Friday night hoping to see Kobe Bryant were left disappointed, although they probably should have checked in with us first. But rookie Larry Nance Jr. at least gave the Los Angeles faithful something to get excited about with this fantastic slam:

The finish is strong, for sure. Check out the footwork and fundamentals that go into Nance’s drive to the rim through multiple All-Stars, though, if you really want to be impressed by 2015’s 27th overall pick. Then watch it a few more times just for good measure.

Got ’em. Got ’em good.