Kyle Kuzma played with LeBron James (and Anthony Davis and many others) on the Lakers that won the 2020 NBA Championship.
For some reason, people in Cleveland are trying to use this information to sneak into the head of the now-Washington Wizards star.
It doesn’t seem to work.
It is also a classic example of a pot calling a teapot black, as Kuzma hastened to point out.
Monday morning NBA on ESPN Twitter. tweeted Screenshot from the Cleveland News Station broadcast of Kuzma talking to reporters after Wizards 97-94 beat the Cavaliers last week. Instead of identifying Kuzma as a “Washington Wizards striker” or something, someone at the station wrote the words “Won the NBA Championship thanks to LeBron James” under his name.
Kuzma tweeted shortly thereafter, he gave a good-natured answer.
“City of Cleveland, we have something in common,” Kuzma tweeted, “nice to meet you.”
A native of Akron, Ohio, James spent his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Cavaliers before signing with the Miami Heat, where he won two NBA titles in four seasons. He then returned to Cleveland and led the Cavaliers to their only league title in 2016. James averaged 26.3 points per game during the playoffs, including 41-point straight games in the 5th and 6th NBA Finals against Golden State in a row. Warriors.
However, some people in Cleveland seem to forget all of this when it comes to criticizing Kuzma. During a game last week at the RocketMortgage Fieldhouse, Kuzma entered into a discussion with some Cavs fans holding a sign that read: “Without LeBron, Kuzma wouldn’t have a ring.”
At some point, Kuzma reportedly told them, “Cleveland wouldn’t be … without LeBron.” He ended up signing an autograph on the sign, but not before scoring a pair of threes in the last 30 seconds to help the Wizards erase the four-point deficit and win.
Later, Kuzma attributed to these bullies the motivation to make a clutch throw at the end of the game. “It’s actually their fault,” he said.