Washington Wizards star Kyle Kuzma and his longtime girlfriend, Winnie Harlow, have been the talk of NYC this week.
Coming off arguably the most efficient season of his pro career, many wondered whether Kuzma would simply lay low in the summer and work on his game. An answer emerged this week.
Kuzma no doubt has been perfecting his craft in his spare time, but over the past few days he has also been making a major splash at New York Fashion Week. The 27-year-old has always made it clear that fashion was a passion of his, so none of this comes as a surprise.
While Kuzma’s various modeling efforts caught a lot of people’s eye in New York, what really left an impression was his intimate photos with Harlow. The pair looks very much in love.
Beyond that, just Kuzma’s general fashion sense was obviously something that folks couldn’t get enough of. The imagery largely speaks for itself:
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Fan reactions to Kuzma’s efforts poured in swiftly and furiously, much in the way you’d expect:
Oh ok. “ fashion”.. https://t.co/0P7lFFl8CB
— Cam Thomas Szn (@WarisLevert) September 15, 2022
— Itokin (@Itokin1430) September 15, 2022
I was about to say Kuz looks crazy, until the next person came https://t.co/XERcO5pliH
— Ok ok, I’m not ok (@KingCee313) September 15, 2022
He look like a Final Fantasy villain. https://t.co/lijYZYJElX
— PeterParkerPickedAPepper (@J_Tia21) September 15, 2022
It had to have been special for Kuzma to be able to share that with Harlow. This isn’t the first time the pair has gone viral in recent months. Their provocative vacation photos from a while back also left quite the impression.
Fashion stuff aside, it will be interesting to see how Kuzma fares with the Wizards in 2022-23. He showed a lot of flashes last year of what made Los Angeles Lakers fans so hyped about him, but he has yet to truly deliver on the superstar potential he displayed early in his career.
Kuzma obviously wants to prove the Lakers wrong for quitting on him. He has taken countless shots at the organization since they dumped him for Russell Westbrook a year ago.
But the actual best revenge would be becoming an All-Star.
These girls just straight up went to the game with no shirts on. https://t.co/hsr1iZ2OTd
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 14, 2022
Is the looming NBA season going to be the one where Kuzma truly takes the next step as a player, elevates his game and becomes the guy many once thought he could be?
An answer will come in the next few weeks and months.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.