Cavs: It’s always great to see Larry Nance Jr. show love for Browns

Cleveland Cavaliers big Larry Nance Jr. dunks the ball. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers big Larry Nance Jr. dunks the ball. (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images) /

It’s always great to see Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr., who grew up near Akron, show his love for the Cleveland Browns.

It’s no secret that Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. is a hometown guy. Nance grew up in the Akron area, and it was amazing to see Nance recently help out the surrounding community during this such difficult time in regards to the novel coronavirus pandemic in a huge way.

Last month, Nance gave $50,000 to each of the Greater Cleveland and Akron-Canton Regional Food Banks to help out those in need.

I also really appreciated Nance, who has a day-to-day battle with Crohn’s disease, recently thank caregivers at the Cleveland Clinic, who Nance seemingly has a great relationship with, and those medical personnel (doctors, nurses, etc.) are among those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic every day.

Moreover, it’s clear that Nance fully embraces being a local product, as evidenced by his unwavering love for the Cleveland Browns. It’s awesome to see that, too, as I truly appreciate when local players on say the Cavs show support for the other pro sports in Cleveland, such as the Cleveland Indians or Browns.

Nance, as was h/t Cavaliers Nation’s Justin Benjamin, fully showcased his love for the Brownies on Thursday, which was the start of the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Browns, who had the 10th pick in the first round, ended up taking Alabama right tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., and that appears to have been a rock-solid selection.

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With former Bama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins at number five, being a lefty, anyhow, Wills was essentially manning the blind side, anyway, and I’d imagine that Wills will be able to be just fine at left. He’s shown he’s ultra-physical in the run game and should have the requisite feet/technique to in due time, play the left side.

Browns and Cleveland legend Joe Thomas also will help out Wills, too, which warrants two thumps up from me.

Anyway, it’s always great to see Nance show his love for the Browns, as that again is something I appreciate from local athletes showing their support for the other local pro teams. That matters, especially in Cleveland, which has such uniquely loyal fan bases.

Nance before the Browns’ previous season also took Cavs rookies Darius Garland and Dylan Windler and two-way rook Dean Wade to Browns training camp, which was a nice way to get those pieces more acclimated to Cleveland. I’m sure that highlighted how special Cleveland sports are to so many, too.

Touching on Nance’s play on the floor thus far this season, which again may or may not be back at some point, he’s continued to get better and better for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nance is currently on pace to average what would be a career-best 10.1 points per outing, per Basketball Reference, and he’s taken more positive strides with his three-point shooting, hitting a career-high 35.2 percent of his 2.8 attempts per game.

Plus, he’s had 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.3 minutes per game, and post-All-Star break, Nance had been putting up 12.5 points, 7.4 boards, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per contest, as noted by

Again, though, it’s always great to see Nance, whose father, Larry Nance, is one of the best all-time Cavs, as the aforementioned Benjamin essentially hit on, continue to show his love for the Browns. You’ll see it all the time, too.

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I’d imagine we’ll see Jr. tweet out more of his support for the Brown and Orange on Friday, too, as the 2020 NFL Draft rolls along with its’ second day of a three-day event, with this time featuring the second and third round. The Browns at this time have one second-round and two third-round selections.