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Larry Nance Jr
Larry Nance Jr
Position: F
Born: 01/01/93
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:227 lbs. / 103 kg.
Salary: $12,727,273
Things weren’t much better away from basketball. Nance had no energy. All he wanted to do was sleep. When he was awake, Nance battled stomach cramps and constantly found himself making trips to the bathroom. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t gain weight. His family knew something was up and took Nance to the Cleveland Clinic. It was there that Nance was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease — an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the digestive tract. The disease has no cure, but can go into remission with proper treatment. Over 3.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with IBD.
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As he received treatment, Nance’s life improved both on and off the court. He played well enough to be selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the 2015 NBA draft. Two and a half seasons later, Nance was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was back in his hometown — the same place he decided he wasn’t going to quit. “I’m just thankful I didn’t, obviously,” Nance told Yahoo Sports.
(His sister) Casey can remember what Larry went through before he was diagnosed. To see him overcome that and play in the NBA sends a message Casey believes is worth passing along. “When Larry was diagnosed, I was actually away at college,” Casey said. “I was in my freshman year, and I just remember every time that I came home … that kid was getting less and less — he was less and less present. It was very interesting watching him go through that process. And while it was painful at times, it’s definitely worth it now to see him really achieve his dreams and goals. He is just proof that this condition or any chronic illness can’t stop you from reaching whatever your highest aspirations are and that stands for both personally and athletically. There’s nothing that you can’t accomplish.”
So, Nance took about a week off. And that changed everything. “I think it was a much-needed mental break as well because I got into a little bit of a lull before that,” Nance told cleveland.com following Wednesday’s 109-103 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. “It was a little bit of a mental reset. This season has definitely worn on all of us and for me I just needed to refocus and get back to being myself. “Obviously, this is more of the player that I came into this season ready and expecting to be and sometimes plans change that. But now I’m really starting to find a rhythm and figure out when to and when not to be aggressive. I would rather have the wins, but very excited about the way I’ve been playing. I’m just glad to have found focus again.”