The Cleveland Cavaliers may have missed the playoffs again this year, but Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr. has clearly been watching the games.
Yuck 🤢 that’s a baaaaaaad man 🔥 https://t.co/UhtGOl6h4x
— Larry Nance (@Larrydn22) June 9, 2021
The Jazz defeated the Clippers in their series opener thanks to Mitchell’s heroics. The two-time All-Star had a rough first half, where the Jazz were outscored by 13 points.
However, Mitchell came alive after the break and rallied Utah with 32 second-half points. Every point proved to be crucial, as the Jazz won by just three points following a miraculous Rudy Gobert block of a potential game-tying shot from Marcus Morris.
In his clear support of Mitchell, Nance seems to be over what happened in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
In that event, Nance and Mitchell faced off in the final round. Nance declared that he was robbed after Mitchell was awarded 48 points on his second dunk even though he needed two attempts to complete his dunk. Nance went on to lose by two points in the contest.