‘Here Y’all Go Again’: Kyle Kuzma Reacts to Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker Being Involved in Trade Rumors

Published 12/13/2021, 9:18 PM EST
Nov 15, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) is defended by Chicago Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu (12) in the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Good times came in for the Los Angeles Lakers who finally put up back-to-back wins. They took care of the Orlando Magic in dominating fashion, moving to 15-13 for the season. Many players stepped up in this game. Notably, Talen Horton Tucker who broke out after a series of bad games. LeBron James even said he is special. However, the rumors suggest teams are eager to have him. Looking at this, a former laker spoke up.

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Kyle Kuzma came into the league as a player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He impressed early on as he had a good shooting skills along with his size. Even when they traded away their young core for Anthony Davis, Kuz was not a piece they considered moving. But after a failure in the post season last year, the Lakers shipped him off to Washington for Russell Westbrook.

Nov 23, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) brings the ball up court against New York Knicks guard Alec Burks (18) during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Now with the rumors of their plans to trade THT, Kuzma had to react to it.

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Kyle Kuzma reacts to Lakers trade rumor

The Lakers showed out against the Magic. The much forgotten Lake show came out after a while as they dominated in the third quarter. Their defense was on point, and Horton Tucker was a man on a mission. He accumulated 9 points to go with 6 steals to prove his two-way superiority. He even had LeBron James impressed. But despite this, there are rumors that other teams want him and the Lakers will not make it easy.

Looking at this, Kyle Kuzma took to his twitter and spoke out. With the Westbrook trade, there were other options instead of Kuzma who could have gone. But the Lakers decided to keep Horton Tucker because of his immense potential. But that has not taken the target off his back.

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Both these young stars have displayed what they are capable of in numerous moments. While with the purple and gold, Kuzma had many great moments to look back to. However, all that did not stop trade rumors always followed him. Now, the same thing is happening with Horton Tucker and Kuzma broke his silence. He called out the journalists and fans for these speculations and rumors.

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Going through a similar phase, Kuzma knows how the media created that narrative of the Lakers wanting to trade him over and over again. Hence, he spoke out about the rumors about THT. What o you think of this move by Kyle Kuzma? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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