Larry Nance Jr Pleads with the NBA to Be Mindful of Players with Preexisting Conditions

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Larry Nance Jr. #24 of the Cleveland Cavaliers competes in the 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775123213 ORIG FILE ID: 919703906

Cavaliers Power Forward Larry Nance Jr is one of the players with a preexisting condition known as Crohn’s disease.

As most of the world knows, people with preexisting conditions are much more prone to Covid-19 than the average person.

Because of this, Larry Nance has explained how he may feel uncomfortable going to NBA games saying: “I would hope there would be an understanding (from the NBA). If someone if someone didn’t feel comfortable coming back that’d you get a pass. Just because you may look like the picture of health, some people have issues you can’t see.”


Larry Nance had received quite a fright after Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. Larry Nance said that after hearing this news he was “absolutely terrified” that he may have gotten Covid-19 as well.

Larry Nance does hope to return to the NBA season but may fell it’s not safe enough for him. If that is the case, the Cavaliers season would continue to go as planned.

At 27, Nance was having the best season of his career averaging 10.1 points, and 7.3 rebounds off the bench.

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Whilst that may seem like a loss, the Cavaliers are in the midst of a tanking this season to get the best pick possible so Nance not returning is more helpful than hurtful to the Cavaliers for the rest of the season (assuming it’s returning).

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