Larry Nance Jr. Says LeBron James ‘Most Important Athlete in History’

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. stood up for Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James via social media on Thursday.

James and Nance were teammates for only a short time in Cleveland, but that didn’t stop Nance from proclaiming that James “saved” the city.

James has been very vocal since the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Wisconsin police officer. In fact, James reportedly called for the NBA season to be cancelled on Wednesday night during a meeting.

However, the NBA season is expected to resume, and James explained why he changed his mind from last night.

The 16-time All-Star has not only been active in supporting the Black Lives Matter movement but also is trying to win a championship on the court.

The Lakers are currently up 3-1 on the Portland Trail Blazers in their first-round series.

While James no longer plays for the Cavs, he did break Cleveland’s title drought by beating the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.