Kyle Kuzma was traded to the Washington Wizards earlier this summer in the deal that brought Russell Westbrook to LA.
Because he had spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and partially because certain aspects of the move shocked him, Kuzma clearly felt some type of way initially about moving on. Between his perceived digs at the team and little subtle shots at LeBron James, it felt like there were at least some bad feelings there.
This week, Kuzma came out and attempted to squash that talk. He specifically opened up about his relationship with James, in particular, and insisted there was no ill will there.
During a recent appearance on Gilbert Arenas’ No Chill Podcast, Kuzma also got brutally honest about his now-former Lakers teammate’s personality.
“Man, he’s like a little ass kid,” Kuzma said of James. “He’s a little kid, man. You would think he is a grown man and alpha and just super serious person. But he’s, like, an 18-year-old too at the same time. You know what I mean? I just feel like it’s the best part about him. Like, everyone is human.”
Obviously Kuzma means that in an affectionate way, but the word choice did catch some folks off guard. Particularly given all the rumors and speculation over the past few weeks that a beef existed between Kuzma and James.
A fan was deeply offended by her wardrobe because it was too revealing. https://t.co/EWntvEgC3r
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 9, 2021
Regardless of where things with James truly stand, Kuzma appears focused on the future. He has already made a bold pledge regarding his future with the Wizards – and he seems excited about what’s to come.