“You’re Welcome Washington”: Lakers Fans Brutally Troll Kyle Kuzma In Latest Social Media Post

Published 09/13/2021, 11:57 AM EDT
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


Not one Los Angeles Lakers fan thinks that Kyle Kuzma showed much improvement in the past two years with them. Despite showing so much potential right when he entered the league in 2017, all of that has gone in vain. And it was time that the purple and gold got rid of the man who weighed them down plenty last season, something that cost them their second chance at a title.

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Of course, he isn’t the only one to blame. LeBron James and Anthony Davis’ injury issues were also a big reason for their downfall. But he definitely became the scapegoat, as far as fans were concerned. They did not leave a single opportunity in mocking him and his game. Anything big or small that he does is taken out of context to mock him.

The biggest example of this is fans going berserk in the comments section of his latest post. Kuzma attended the New York Fashion Week and was actually the show stopper for Grayscale.

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He posted a picture of him walking the runway, but fans couldn’t help themselves from throwing hate at him. From writing, “You’re welcome Washington. Enjoy. Lol”, “Better model than basketball player”, to “Lmao Kuz get in the gym”, the list goes on.

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Kyle Kuzma has a lot to prove next season

Undoubtedly all the mockery is bound to pressurize Kuzma, but this could fuel him to work harder and do better next season. There are still certain aspects of the game that his new team, the Washington Wizards, can benefit from. His defense and rebounding can uplift them.

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In fact, Kuz himself confessed to all the work that he has been doing this offseason. And has promised to live up to all the expectations that will be around him in his debut season with Washington.

Dec 30, 2020; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) shoots over San Antonio Spurs forward Drew Eubanks (14) in the second quarter at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Will Kuzma flourish next to Bradley Beal? Or will this turn out to be another failed attempt at achieving stardom in the league? As fans would put it, would he be able to slay the court, just as well as he did the ramp?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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