Kyle Kuzma has spent the entirety of his young career with the Los Angeles Lakers. This past offseason, he was a key piece utilized to acquire Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards.
Although Kuzma is no longer part of the purple and gold family, he still feels a certain attachment to his old squad.
That attachment was on fully display Tuesday night, when the Lakers opened up the regular season with a game against the Golden State Warriors.
During the game, Kuzma sent out an interesting 3-word tweet about his old team.
AD tapped in 👀
— kuz (@kylekuzma) October 20, 2021
Kuzma was right, of course. Anthony Davis had a great first game of the season, putting up 33 points and 11 rebounds in a 121-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
That was the good from Kuzma. Unfortunately, the 26-year-old also offered up a little bit of saltiness.
This is what Kuzma posted, and then immediately deleted, on Instagram:
This has obviously been something of a theme for Kuzma over the past few months. First he’d take a little shot at LeBron James or the Lakers, then he’d say something nice about them. Rinse and repeat.
It makes sense that Kuzma would have complex emotions about LA and how things ended. The Lakers were the only team he has ever known, and them trading him away essentially signified the organization giving up on him and his promise.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/b0V5YBd5V1
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 20, 2021
Hopefully Kuzma can bounce back strong this season and prove the haters wrong. Because if he doesn’t have a bounce back effort on a team like the Wizards, where Bradley Beal is really their only consistent offensive weapon, he is going to struggle in the future.