Lakers rookie Larry Nance Jr. should be recognized for his generosity during last night’s game against the Mavericks. What he did was simply inspiring.

An aging man in a suit wandered onto the floor of Staples Center, but instead of waving the decrepit old-timer away, the Lakers’ bench welcomed him. Nance Jr. took a spot on the floor so this member of the elderly community could have a seat.

The Lakers let him stay as long as he wanted, even treating him like he was one of their teammates. When the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki sank the game-winner, the elder even got to pat the star on the butt.

What an amazing effort by both teams to make this man feel like he belonged anywhere near a court. Larry Nance Jr. and the Lakers are truly good guys.


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