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Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma makes bold claim on his All-Star chances

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Kyle Kuzma, future All-Star? Once upon a time in La La Land, that idea wasn’t all that inconceivable. But ever since LeBron James and Anthony Davis arrived in Los Angeles, the Lakers forward hasn’t exactly lived up to the potential that he flashed earlier in his career.

But if you ask Kuz, he’ll tell you that the jury isn’t out just yet. The Lakers wing recently spoke out via Bleacher Report on his upcoming social media series Hanging with Kuz, as part of LG’s Only On OLED campaign. During the interview, Kyle Kuzma revealed that he still feels that he’s more than capable of averaging 25 points per game and getting the call to play for an All-Star team down the line.

“I definitely can. I definitely believe that too,” the Lakers star bared. “I don’t really care what nobody thinks or says. I know myself, and I know my ability. It’s hard to be consistent in an inconsistent role. I’m excited for a more consistent space next year.”

Kyle Kuzma has harped on the lack of a consistent role as the biggest hurdle for him to become more productive. He went from LeBron James’ second leading scorer and permanent starter back in the 2018-19 season, to finding himself hovering in and out of a bench role the last two seasons with Anthony Davis in the mix.

“My biggest thing is I just want to play within a consistent role,” Kuzma said. “If I have that ability, I’ll be able to showcase what I can really do.

Lakers fans know that Kuzma has the talent to become a key contributor, if not a potential star if given the right situation. Here’s to hoping it all comes together for him as early as next season.