Josh Hart, Kyle Kuzma seem to have toned down roasting after Lakers meeting
Over the last couple of days, a lot of the talk surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers has had nothing to do with pending free agents LeBron James or Paul George, two stars who the Lakers are expected to make a strong run for.
A few days ago, guard Lonzo Ball released a hilarious diss track aimed at teammate Kyle Kuzma. The cherry on top was the name of the track, called ‘Kylie Kuzma.’ While fans on social media thoroughly enjoyed this as well as the back-and-forth these two young Lakers, as well as Josh Hart, have been having, the team has an issue with it.
According to Ohm Youngmisuk and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Lakers have issued warnings and spoken to the players about going too far with their fun on social media.
The Los Angeles Lakers have spoken to Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma about toning down their social media roasting of each other following a rap diss track that Ball released about Kuzma this week.
Although Kuzma and Ball are close friends, the Lakers had grown concerned about the increasingly personal nature of some of the recent roasting between two of their young stars, sources told ESPN.
With that in mind, it appears that the players have heard the team loud and clear. Earlier today, Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma took to Twitter to post a couple of civilized tweets about a workout they had.
Good work today @kylekuzma
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) June 14, 2018
let’s get the job done! 💪🏽 https://t.co/NUHHSfl3bw
— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 14, 2018
If we’re being real here, this is no fun. Part of what makes the Lakers young players so appealing to both fans and media is their ability to have fun with each other and not take it seriously. Just like you would roast or poke fun at your good friend or brother for something he did, these young Lakers were doing the same. A case can certainly be made that Ball’s diss track was a step over the line, but it’s something fans and media have enjoyed seeing over the last year.
We’ll see if the Lakers young guys can cool it with the social media fun as the team begins one of the biggest offseason in recent memory.