Money Man: Lakers’ Teammate Pokes Fun at Kyle Kuzma for His New Lamborghini Car

Published 01/09/2021, 6:45 PM EST
Jan 1, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) drives against San Antonio Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV (1) in the second half at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the deepest rosters in the NBA. One of the most crucial rotational player for their side is Kyle Kuzma. The 26-year-old has been with  the Lakers since 2017 and over the years shown flashes of superstar potential.

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Kuzma in the last two years has adjusted to a new role as a rotational player. He has impressed the team and coaching staff with the versatility he has shown. The Lakers surely did not want to let go off of Kuzma and thus tied him down to a 3-year extension worth $40 million.

Veteran Jared Dudley had a hilarious exchange with Kuzma who pulled up in his new Lamborghini. Dadley taunted Kuzma and said “My man got that newww moneyyyyyy” referring to the money he received with the new contract.

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Kuzma is one of the younger players the Lakers. the organization will expect him to step up after the departure of Danny Green. Kuzma had a disappointing season last year, as he was very inconsistent with his scoring.

Why this season is make or break for Kyle Kuzma

Kyle Kuzma has had a decent career till now. After being drafted as the 26th pick in the 2017 draft, he has extensively developed. His performances in the first two seasons were exceptionally well. He was coming up as the face of the franchise.

But with the arrival of stars like LeBron James and Anthony Davis, his output dropped. He was unable to adapt to a bench role, thus his productivity took a hit.

Kuzma till now has been decent this season. In the ten appearances this regular season, Kuzma has seen a drop off in his playing minutes and thus the lack of output.

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Dec 13, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) scores a basket in front of Los Angeles Clippers forward Nicolas Batum (33) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

With such a deep roster, Kuzma is moving down the pecking order given his disappointing performances. It’s about time he step up and proves himself in the near future.

Kuzma should also be aware of his new contract and how it has made him an easy trade target. Before the extension, Kuz had one of the smallest contracts in the side thus him not being a good trade asset. Given his new contract however, he becomes one of the biggest trade assets they have.

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Kuzma will have to make the most of his minutes in order to stay ahead in the rotation. He has to become much more consistent to be in the roster.  If he does, he might be up for a bigger role under Coach Frank Vogel and the Lakers.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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