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Larry Nance
Larry Nance was a very solid forward in the NBA who is most known for winning the first All-Star game slam dunk competition in a huge upset.  At 6 foot 11, Nance was a player that could flat get up in the air, but he was much more than just a dunker. 
He played on the great Cavalier teams of the late 80’s and early 90’s that though they never got over the hump were as good as any team never to play in a Final.  Nance was also a very good defender who earned All NBA accolades in that category and retired with the most dunks by a non center in league history.  A career 17 point and 8 rebound a night game, Nance was the model of consistency but was never flashy except for when he was flying though the air ready to tomahawk another dunk.

Should Larry Nance be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 52.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 35.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.5%
No opinion. - 1.8%
No way! - 4.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2000
  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Played For: Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns
  • College: Clemson
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 20th Overall in 1981
  • Major Accolades and Awards: NBA All Star Teams (3) (1985, 1989 & 1993)
    First Team NBA Defensive Selection (1) (1988-89
    Second Team NBA Defensive Selection (2) (1991-92 & 1992-93)
    Championship Rings: None
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (1982-83)
    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Percentage (7) (1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1991-92 & 1992-93
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks (8) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks per Game (8) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: PER (1) (1986-87)
    Top Ten Finishes: Win Shares (1) (1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (6) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1991-92 & 1992-93)
    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (4) (1982-83, 1983-84, 1986-87 & 1991-92)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 19.  Blocks per Game: 2.2
    21.  Blocks: 2,027
    21.  Field Goal Percentage: .546
    29.  Box Plus/Minus: 4.2
    34.  VORP: 47.9

Should Larry Nance be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 52.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 35.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 5.5%
No opinion. - 1.8%
No way! - 4.6%

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