Larry Nance Jr. Better Become A Hell Of A Lot More Famous If He Wants To Get Away With Blowing Off Young Fans
The following might read like an odd thing to say about someone that couldn't walk through some sort of campus in the middle of the day without getting approached by a stranger. That said, the real problem Larry Nance Jr. encountered here is that, theoretically speaking, he could totally walk through some sort of campus in the middle of the day without getting approached by a stranger. I don't want to get into a debate as to whether or not professional athletes should always feel obligated to interrupt their own day to appease fans of even the most innocent of age, because we wouldn't even have to if the Cavaliers' up-and-coming utility forward were more famous.
I guess what I am saying is that this video is not an undeniable indictment of Larry Nance Jr., but rather an undeniable indictment of his level of celebrity. I don't know that he's truly an ungrateful asshole, but I do know that his autograph better be in higher demand if he doesn't want to be one pepped step away from looking like one.
Consider the following. LeBron James probably blows off hundreds of kids every single day of his life but no over-protective mother has ever deemed him some sort of dream ruining dickhead. That's because those kids usually resemble a hysterical pack of hyenas, and none of them will ever be able to casually walk up to one of the most recognizable people on the planet and make eye contact with him as the only other person within the shot of an onlooking smart phone. Essentially, it's best to become a star prior to acting like one, because - as unfortunate as it is how often we forget that pro athletes are people too - the visual of reversing that order and going 0-1 as opposed to 0-10,000 appears pretty damn shitty without context.