Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma seen grabbing dinner with Vanessa Hudgens
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma seems to be enjoying his time off in New York, as he was seen having a dinner date with actress Vanessa Hudgens.
The Lakers are currently in the Big Apple as they take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Arena.
As seen in several photos from TMZ, the 24-year-old Lakers forward seem to be getting acquainted with the “High School Musical” star over a fancy Italian dinner at Lilia in Brooklyn.
Kuz, of course, is no stranger to spending quality time with gorgeous women, having been linked to Instagram model Katya Elise Henry last year.
The 6-foot-8 Flint, Michigan-native was also seen hanging out with Kendall Jenner during a Fourth of July yacht party in 2019. Vanessa Hudgens, meanwhile, is reportedly single once more after breaking up with her boyfriend of nine years Austin Butler.
Kyle Kuzma has been rather busy both on and off the court this season, as he continues to be hounded by trade rumors. The University of Utah product has had an up-and-down season so far, averaging 13.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 24.8 minutes per game — all while shooting 43 percent from the field and knocking down 33 percent of his 3-point attempts.
With Lakers superstar Anthony Davis still nursing a tailbone injury, Kuzma has played well in his stead and has scored in double figures in four of his last five games.
The Lakers (34-9), meanwhile, still hold the best record in the Western Conference. However, the team will be looking to bounce back from their 32-point defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics.
The Lakers already defeated the Knicks at Staples Center earlier this month.