Kyle Kuzma urges Rams to follow Lakers, Dodgers championship lead
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, like the rest of his teammates, celebrated the Dodgers’ first championship in 32 years. He posted a series of tweets congratulating the team, honored the late Kobe Bryant by alluding to the Lakers’ and Dodgers’ number of combined titles and his jersey number, and lamented that the teams couldn’t have their championship parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But with everyone calling Los Angeles as a city of champions after winning titles in the NBA and MLB, the 25-year old challenged another team in the city to follow their lead and win a championship for the City of Angels.
.@RamsNFL ……… you know what to do!
— kuz (@kylekuzma) October 28, 2020
Kyle Kuzma, who helped the Lakers win their first title in a decade earlier this month, urged the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl and give the city arguably its most memorable year in sports. Aside from Kuzma, former player Kendrick Perkins also issued a similar challenge to the Rams.
The PRESSURE is on @RamsNFL
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) October 28, 2020
The Rams have won just one championship in the Super Bowl era, and it came in 1999, back when the team was still based in St. Louis and had the Greatest Show on Turf. The team, however, won two NFL Championships in the pre-AFL-NFL merger era in 1945 and 1951, with the 1951 title being the only one under the Los Angeles Rams team name.
This season, two years after a trip to the Super Bowl, the Rams have a 5-2 record and are coming off an impressive 24-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
It will be an uphill battle to make the playoffs and win the titles, especially as they play in the grueling NFC West, but the Lakers and Dodgers had to battle through difficult odds to get their Hollywood endings and bring championships to the city.
Rams fans certainly hope that the team takes this challenge serious and uses it as motivation as they continue their playoff push.