Cavs’ Larry Nance Jr. reacts to new Browns jerseys
Numerous NFL teams have been unveiling new uniforms during the offseason, and the Cleveland Browns became the latest team to showcase their new threads on Wednesday.
The new look is predicated on connecting generations and the idea that “once you’re a Brown, you’re always a Brown.” Take a look:
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 15, 2020
Larry Nance Jr. grew up in Akron, so he knows all about the tradition that comes with being a Browns fan.
The Cavs big man hailed the new uniforms, telling Chris Fedor of cleveland.com he respects the simplistic approach to the look:
“They’re better than the Falcons’ new ones,” Nance told cleveland.com with a laugh, taking a friendly jab at teammate Collin Sexton, who pumps up the Falcons every chance he gets. “I’m a big fan of what the Browns did. I just appreciate the simplicity of them. It’s what I was used to seeing growing up, only made better by Nike. It’s just such a breath of fresh air that they kept it simple and didn’t try to do too much.”
Nance also said it is better to return to a classic style given brown can be a tough color to integrate in any color scheme:
“This is just about exactly what I wanted,” Nance said. “We’re brown, orange and white. We’re not the Falcons where you have red and black that you can do a whole lot with. Brown is a very tough color to flood a jersey with. We tried to do it with us at Wyoming and I hated it. There’s just not a whole lot of options. You can’t go with a straight Crayola brown. The dark brown, I think they got that right. They just brought back what everybody wanted.”
The 27-year-old has played fairly well in the first season of his four-year contract with the Cavs. Nance was averaging 10.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists prior to the suspension of play, and he will hope to have the opportunity to finish out the season.
At the very least, Nance can hold out hope for a Browns squad that restacked their roster in free agency.