Los Angeles Lakers fans created an odd Kyle Kuzma petition this past week.
As of Sunday morning, the petition has amassed more than 4,000 signatures.
What precisely is the petition for? Well, it pretty much suggests that “he shouldn’t get a ring if the LA Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals” and hopes that the wishes of everyone who signed will ultimately be acknowledged.
For obvious reasons, the petition immediately went viral.
Kuzma has had something of a rough time adjusting to his new role alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis in 2019-20.
After a 2018-19 campaign that saw him average almost 18 points per outing, he averaged just under 13 points per game this year while shooting 43 percent from the field.
In the playoffs, he is averaging 10.1 points per outing on 44 percent shooting from the field, and 31 percent shooting from three.
After Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, Kuzma sat down and discussed his current role within the team’s hierarchy.
“I’m just embracing my role,” he said. “It’s never about scoring right now, especially with the role I’m in. It’s just really about coming in and playing with energy, get stops defensively. When my number is called just be ready. I think that’s what I did tonight.”
“I’m embracing my role.”
— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 3, 2020
Kuzma also recently revealed how happy he is that he wasn’t traded alongside Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart in the trade that brought Davis to LA.
“I could have been at home enjoying myself right now,” Kuzma said.
“That’s the biggest thing for us, to be here obviously. Like you said, big trades, having AD come here, and decide to put me in the mix to try to win a championship and be a part of a championship team, you know, I’m just very thankful for it.”
Why do bad things happen to good people. https://t.co/NRSKvX1j7f
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 3, 2020
All in all, he is just living life right now.
“It’s been super fun, especially for me,” continued.
“I’m just trying to live in the moment. I’m trying to play possession by possession and come in with energy. Get stops. Guard guys. Just help my teammates. That’s all I can really ask for. I’m out there competing, and it’s been fun. Playing in the NBA Finals is a dream for me. I love it.”
Kuzma and the Lakers will square off against the Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday. With a win, they will essentially lock the title up for good. No NBA team has ever come back from being down 0-3 to win a best of seven series.