The Los Angeles Lakers took Larry Nance Jr. out of Wyoming with the 27th overall pick of Thursday night’s NBA draft. The same Larry Nancy Jr. who once tweeted this about Kobe Bryant in 2012.
“I’ve spoken to Larry Nance Jr., and I’m not in a position to really share information, but it is something that [Nance and Bryant] will have to discuss amongst the two of them,” Kupchak said. “My understanding, it’s something that happened years ago, and in today’s world, things don’t go away, which doesn’t make it any less offensive because it was said three or four years ago.”
Bryant faced sexual assault allegations after an incident at a Colorado hotel in 2003. The charges were dropped a year later and he settled a civil lawsuit with his accuser.
To be fair, Nance also has tweeted positive things Bryant since his his infamous tweet.