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Despite his age, Larry Nance Jr. is taking leadership role with Lakers

Despite his age, Larry Nance Jr. is taking leadership role with Lakers

At the casual suggestion of the Lakers coaches, forward Larry Nance Jr. took some initiative this summer.

Paintball would help break the ice, he thought, so he gathered the team’s rookies and his sidekick, second-year center Ivica Zubac, for some bonding.

“It’s one of those things that are really good at getting everyone together and laughing,” Nance said. “Everybody was outside of their comfort zone. Outside of the gym. None of us are pros at that. It was just good to get away from our element and step into another.”

Said Zubac: “I don’t want to brag about it but I was the best one.”

Nance is only 24 years old, but he is one of the Lakers’ more veteran core...

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