Larry Nance Jr. to wear father’s No. 22 for Cavaliers

By Michael Dixon

New Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. will get to honor his dad, after all. The younger Nance, who was acquired by the Cavaliers in the Isaiah Thomas trade, will get to wear the same number that his father wore with the Cavs.

Since the elder Nance had his number 22 retired, special permission was needed. It’s now been received.

There is also good news for fans who might have bought Nance’s No. 24 jersey. Once the No. 22 jerseys arrive, fans can exchange the old ones.

Nance Sr. played for Cleveland from 1988 until he retired in 1994. The Cavaliers teams of that era enjoyed some of the greatest success in franchise history before the arrival (and re-arrival) of LeBron James.