“Wish Los Angeles Didn’t Trade Him For Westbrick”: NBA Fans Bewildered As Former NBA Champion Subtly Compliments Kyle Kuzma

Published 01/12/2022, 7:00 AM EST
Dec 6, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) shoots the ball in the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports


In a trade, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Russell Westbrook from the Washington Wizards while losing Kyle Kuzma. However, it didn’t work so well for the Lakers as compared to both players’ performance, Kuzma has stepped over his game, causing the Lakers to regret the trade. As for comparing him to Westbrook, it hasn’t worked out as planned for the Lakers since Westbrook’s performance is deteriorating with each game.

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In another proof of his improvement, Kyle made a historic 27-point and 22-rebound double-double in the midst of a career-high scoring run. Kendrick Perkins talked about his crazy fashion sense and also emphasized his great play on the court on Twitter, stating:

“Kuzma may dress crazy and weird as hell… but when it comes down to what’s happening between those lines I can’t front his basketball game is on another level! I’m talking some Most Improved Player-type basketball. Carry on…”

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Is the trade of Kyle Kuzma to the Washington Wizards a bad decision for the Lakers?

Leading Washington to a superb victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kyle scored a team-high 29 points, along with 5 rebounds, and 3 assists on a 70.6% field-goal shooting performance.

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Oct 22, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) reacts after making after a three point field goal against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter in overtime at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

During his performance, we saw Perkins commend Kyle’s growth and how much he’s improved. Fans also commented following that, praising Kyle’s performance and making a point about how the Lakers made a bad decision trading him to Washington. Then another comment about how Perkins, at first, was trolling him but changed his decision later.

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Over the past few weeks, he has shown tremendous performance for the team as he has averaged 25.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, and 2.7 assists. In view of his improvement, there is no doubt he will be in the conversation for MVP in a few weeks. 

Currently, the Wizards are ranked 9th in the Eastern Conference with a 21-20 record.

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We want to know how you feel about this game change that happened after Kyle traded to the wizards and his great performance for the team. Comment Below.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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