Kyle Kuzma is in the midst of a fantastic bounce-back campaign with the Washington Wizards this year.
After beginning his NBA career in extremely impressive fashion with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kuzma’s star began to fade a bit after the acquisition of Anthony Davis. He went from a consensus top-three option on the roster to beleaguered reserve.
Getting traded to the Wizards this past offseason pumped life back into Kuzma’s career. His 16.7 points per game are the second-best of his career, while his 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per outing are career-highs.
Kuzma isn’t just doing well for himself on the court, though. He is also thriving off it.
This week Kuzma’s girlfriend, model Winnie Harlow, published some photos of the pair on vacation.
The visuals largely speak for themselves:
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Kuzma made a bold pledge to the Wizards after leaving Los Angeles, and thus far he has lived up to it. His troubled last few months with the Lakers were frustrating for all parties involved, and the fact that he has taken periodic shots at his old squad throughout this year is telling.
Obviously the Wizards have some problems of their own. Much work needs to be done to right that ship. But there is an undeniable newfound sense of enthusiasm surrounding Kuzma’s career that has been lacking for several years now.
These bachelorette party photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/Dil8nRrFE6
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 26, 2022
Time will tell if Kuzma will ever truly live up to the potential he displayed in the beginning of his Lakers run, but there is no denying that he is in a much better place now than he was this time last year.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.