Larry Nance
Name: Larry Nance
Occupation: Basketball Player
Current Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Gender: Male
Birth Day: February 12, 1959
Age: 61
Birth Place: Anderson, United States
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Larry Nance

Larry Nance was born on February 12, 1959 in Anderson, United States (61 years old). Larry Nance is a Basketball Player, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed. Larry Nance plays for the team Cleveland Cavaliers.


He was noted for his shot-blocking abilities, retiring with the most blocked shots of any non-center in NBA history.

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Before Fame

He starred for the Clemson Tigers as a center in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Larry Nance plays for the team Cleveland Cavaliers

Net Worth Comparison

Team Cleveland Cavaliers Net Worth / Salary
# Name Age Net Worth Salary Nationality
#1 Larry Nance 61 N/A N/A United States
#2 Darius Garland 20 N/A N/A United States
#3 Dante Exum 25 N/A N/A Australia
#4 Collin Sexton 21 N/A N/A United States
#5 Andre Drummond 27 $40 Million $25 Million United States
#6 Tristan Thompson 29 $45 Million $17 Million Canada
#7 Kevin Love 32 $50 Million $22 Million United States
#8 Kevin Porter 70 N/A N/A United States
#9 Jordan Bell 25 N/A N/A United States

Biography Timeline


Nance scored 15,687 career points and grabbed 7,352 career rebounds, but he is perhaps best known as the first winner of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1984, earning him the nickname "The High-Ayatolla of Slamola". Nance was a model of consistency throughout his NBA career. He averaged over 16 points and 8 rebounds per game for all eleven seasons as a starter. His best scoring average year was in the 1986–1987 NBA season, where he averaged 22.5 points per game. Always among the highest in field goal percentage, Nance was an excellent mid-range shooter as well as a talented inside player.


Nance was involved in a trade between the Suns and the Cavaliers in 1988. Nance's stint in Phoenix came to an end on February 25, 1988, when, with the Suns struggling to a 16–35 mark, he was traded with Mike Sanders and Detroit's No. 1 pick in 1988 (used to pick Randolph Keys) to Cleveland for Kevin Johnson, Mark West, Tyrone Corbin and Cleveland's first (used for Dan Majerle) and second round (used for Dean Garrett) picks in 1988 and the Lakers' second round pick in 1989 (used for Greg Grant).


The trade worked out for both teams, as Nance proved to be the missing piece the Cavs needed to contend for a title in the East, while at the same time playing the role of frontcourt post partner to Cav center Brad Daugherty before a series of back injuries forced Daugherty to retire. For the Suns, Johnson, Majerle and West became key players in the team's late 1980s and early 1990s success. Corbin, following a successful season in Phoenix, was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1989 expansion draft.

Larry Nance was a 3-time NBA All-Star 1985, 1989, and 1993, and an NBA All-Defensive Team First Team member in 1989, and a Second Team Member in 1992 and 1993. He was also consistently one of the league's better shot blockers, averaging 2.2 blocks per game during his career. Upon his retirement, he held the league record for most blocked shots by any player other than a center.


Nance's son, Larry Nance Jr., played college basketball for Wyoming before being selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. He played two and a half seasons with the Lakers before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in February 2018. Nance granted the Cavaliers permission to let his son wear his retired no. 22 jersey. Nance's daughter, Casey Nance, played college basketball for Dayton. Another son, Pete Nance, began playing for the Northwestern Wildcats during the 2018–19 season.

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Currently, Larry Nance is 63 years, 4 months and 18 days old. Larry Nance will celebrate 64th birthday on a Sunday 12th of February 2023.

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