“My new stylist JaVale McGee has been helping me out,” Caruso said last season. “We just decided yesterday at practice after goofing around and just stuck with today. Played good with it tonight, so I guess we’re going to stay with it for now. Not a one-time thing. We’re going to stay with it.”
Caruso gathered an army of fans during his time in LA. He has 1.4 million Instagram followers. Being an internet sensation is quite a challenge and Caruso knows it best.
“It did get to a point to where I was just sitting back and literally anything I did, somebody would tweet about it, or somebody was reporting on it,” he said. “And at a certain point I was just like, ‘this is just like borderline annoying.’ It was to the point where it’s like, let’s just focus on basketball, and we’re having so much success on the court that I would love for it to be more about that than me doing a random play in a game.”
This takes us all the way to the list of nicknames Caruso got in his NBA career. Bald Mamba, Bald Eagle… Four-time NBA champion likes to call him the GOAT.
Caruso won’t play in Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns. He is treating his hip flexor strain. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel didn’t provide too much info on his health condition. We know that the guard is doubtful for the third preseason game against Phoenix.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.