Josh Hart wears Browns onsie after losing bet with Larry Nance Jr.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. have long been close buddies, constantly joking with each other online and exchanging photos of their dogs. Before the NFL season started, Nance and Hart made a bet over who’s favorite football team would have a better season. Nance won the bet in the end, and Hart was forced to show up to Monday night’s Lakers-Cavs game in a comfortable-looking Cleveland Browns onesie:
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 14, 2019
To Hart’s credit, he was a good sport about losing the bet and even looks happy while being forced to rock another teams logo.
The two young players have been friends since their days together on the Lakers, before Nance was traded to Cleveland. Both players have blossomed after they separated, even as the two teams continue to go in opposite directions.
Nance, who is currently dealing with an MCL sprain, is averaging 8.8 points and 7.5 rebounds this year. He has made some spot starts for the Cavs as they have dealt with injuries and has provided energy and athleticism to the rebuilding team.
Hart has played a similar role, forced to start for the Lakers as LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Rajon Rondo, and Brandon Ingram have all missed games. He has averaged 9.5 points a game while shooting 35 percent from downtown.
While they may no longer be teammates, it’s nice to see the two friends still connecting and having some fun together off the court.