Kyle Kuzma’s scoring average dropped from 18 points per game during the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship run in 2019–20 to just 12 points per game. Naturally, he received a lot of criticism for it, with many asking why playing with LeBron James caused his play to decline.
However, Kuzma could care less about what people think of his performance. For him, realizing that winning is about more than basketball was a much-needed learning experience. Simply put, Kuzma’s winning mentality is a result of playing with LeBron.
“If you’re a member of that team and you observe that man to be a professional, you’ll follow suit. Because there is a standard, and because someone cares so much about winning, you don’t want to let them down. When he appeared on the Draymond Green Show, Kuzma said, “You want to be a part of that too.
Even though the Purple and Gold ultimately traded him to the Washington Wizards, Kyle Kuzma said that being in that Lakers’ situation where he had to make a sacrifice and play with LeBron James was the “best thing” that ever happened to him.
After jоining the Wizards, Kuzma, 27, has becоme a gо-getter оnce again, averaging 17.1 pоints оn 45.2 percent shооting in his first seasоn with the team. But it’s оbviоus that everything he has discоvered abоut LeBrоn James and the Lakers cоntinues tо be useful tо him as he wоrks tо make Washingtоn intо a successful team as well.