The Los Angeles Lakers are a legendary team, but they didn’t quite gain a huge success in the last few seasons. That’s why LeBron James decided to join the team. King James will be playing with the Lakers in the next four years, and Kyle Kuzma came out with a serious warning on his anger.
The Lakers always build their roster around a huge name. They had Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe Bryant. The team has been filling headlines in the last few months, and LeBron James was the hottest topic. The Lakers managed to land the biggest basketball star in the league, and that’s a big deal. Fans were thrilled to see LeBron in his new uniform, and Kyle Kuzma has a warning for LeBron’s rivals.
The 23-year old forward knows that the Lakers’ potential is still underestimated. The arrival of LeBron James hasn’t changed much, and the rivals are still too confident about their strength.
Kuzma had an interview with ESPN after meeting 20 children from the Safe Places program at his hometown Flint YMCA. The interview was part of the “My Story” content series.
“We are both definitely excited about the roster and the pieces that we have. And we think that a lot of people are underestimating us. It is definitely going to be fun playing with all these new guys. A lot of people say we got a lot of different people, a lot of new people. But change can be a good thing. It is not necessarily always a bad thing. There’s a lot of teams in the NBA that need to work on their chemistry; we are just one of them,” Kuzma said.
He believes that LeBron James will benefit from the young core. Adding a veteran player won’t be as powerful as the game of the young talents. “I don’t know why people kind of just rule us out because we are young. We are hungry. We are competitive. Anybody that watched us play last year, we were in a lot of games. Having one of the greatest players of all time is going to raise what we do, raise our level of focus and the team to a higher level. I don’t really see why [there is a need to be] so patient,” Kuzma said.
Well, Kuzma is right about this. Maybe the Lakers rivals will change their mind after the first couple of games this season.