A young boy’s reaction to meeting Kyle Kuzma resurfaced online this week and immediately went viral.
In the clip, the youngster can be seen speaking to the Los Angeles Lakers star and repeatedly asking him where the real Kyle Kuzma is. The incident apparently occurred at Kuzma’s camp in 2019.
No matter how much the now 25-year-old tries to tell the kid that he is in fact who he says he is, the youngster doesn’t believe him.
Funny videos notwithstanding, Kuzma is entering something of an interesting season in 2020-21.
A lot of the Lakers he came into the league with are making serious money on other teams, and it remains to be seen whether LA is willing to pay top dollar to retain him.
Part of the problem is that Kuzma’s totals dropped noticeably this past year due to the arrival of Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans.
The lesson here: actions have consequences. https://t.co/aVhdqhCxfN
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The former Utah standout went from averaging 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 45.6 percent shooting from the field and 30.3 percent beyond the arc, to 12.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists on 43.6 percent shooting from the field and 31.6 percent from beyond the arc.
In the postseason Kuzma’s numbers fell even more. He averaged 10 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game on 43.0 percent shooting from the field and 31.3 percent from beyond the arc.
It goes without saying, he struggled on the big stage.
Things are getting interesting in D.C. https://t.co/HDttOQbckG
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The Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder are all said to have varying degrees of interest in Kuzma should LA opt to trade him, but thus far no serious conversations have been had.
Kuzma also released an intriguing commercial this past week during which he addressed a lot of the hate and criticism he has received in recent months.
Whether people like it or not, Kuzma is one of the most interesting young players in the NBA today.
How will he continue to grow and evolve?
Time will tell.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.