CLEVELAND, Ohio (92.3 The Fan) – Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr. has been named one of 10 finalists for the NBA’s Community Assist Award.
Nance was instrumental in helping local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by auctioning off his or a teammate’s game jersey from each of the Cavs’ 72 games this past season.
Nance picked a local business to support prior to each game and wore their clothing and or hat into the arena and promoted them on social media with proceeds from the jersey auction each night benefitting that business.
Fan voting for the award began on social media Tuesday at noon and will through Saturday, June 19 at 11:59 p.m. eastern.
The award honors a player’s continued commitment to positively impact his community through sustained efforts and difference-making work over the course of the season.
The winner will receive the award during a virtual presentation with team, league and Kaiser Permanente officials, and a $25,000 donation from the NBA and Kaiser Permanente will be made on his behalf to an organization of his choosing.