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EXCLUSIVE: Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. Made Honorary Croatian

April 10, 2017


Lakers players Larry Nance Jr. (L) and Ivica Zubac (R)



Ivica Zubac had a promising rookie season for the Los Angeles Lakers this year; averaging 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1 block in 38 games. The now 20 year-old got off to a slow start, going up and down from the D-League, before ultimately being shut down in early April with an ankle sprain.



However, along the way, he befriended teammate Larry Nance Jr., who is in his second NBA season. Throughout the year, learned that Zubac was teaching Nance the Croatian language so he could talk trash to Croatian-speaking players around the league. Nance’s knowledge of Croatian culture and language grew as the season progressed as Zubac kept him updated on current events. Nance broke news in Croatia late last year for his “šupak” comment.



Because Nance learned Croatian this season and showed Zubac the ropes in Los Angeles in his rookie year, CroatianSports gifted him his very own jersey as an honorary Croatian. He was more than delighted. Both players shared their intentions to be at the Croatia v. Mexico match at the Los Angeles Coliseum on May 27th.





Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 2 comments

  1. Real Modric says:

    The NBA is scripted its the WWE everyone knows the CAVS will win it all again the fix is in. It”s just entertainment same goes for how Barcelona first ever to come back against PSG 4:0 all fake sports.

  2. way to go says:

    Pretty hilarious, Ante!

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