Larry Nance Jr. may not be the most unique player in the NBA right now, but without a doubt, his early years in the league weren’t like that of his contemporaries. That’s because he got to play with and LeBron James, a perk only a few NBA players have throughout their careers.
According to Nance Jr., Bryant and James have their differences but for a youngster making bones in the big boys’ league, both have been great role models.
Nance Jr. told in 2019.
Nance Jr. played his debut season with the during the final year of Bryant’s Hall of Fame career. He admittedly thinks it’s unfair to compare Kobe to LeBron as he never got the chance to witness the prime years of “Black Mamba” but for what it’s worth, he shared the difference he noticed between the two legendary players.
Like any other player in the league, Nance Jr. outright saw the thing he only used to hear about – Kobe’s “Mamba Mentality.”
Nance Jr. revealed.
On the other hand, Nance Jr., who played alongside James during the final season of his second stint with the , said that wasn’t like Kobe in terms of the mental aspect of the game. Instead, “The Kid from Akron” has a very durable body that can outwork everybody on the team.
Nance Jr. concluded.