Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma strongly reacts to Breonna Taylor’s family receiving $12 million settlement
Los Angeles Lakers small forward Kyle Kuzma took to Twitter to react to the news that Breonna Taylor’s family will receive $12 million after Taylor was shot and killed six months ago by Louisville police.
Police officers executed a “no-knock” search warrant and killed Taylor while she was in her bed.
So how I’m reading this Breonna Taylor situation: Money over Justice. Right?
— kuz (@kylekuzma) September 17, 2020
Kyle Kuzma wants the officers who killed Breonna Taylor arrested. While the money will surely help Taylor’s family, it doesn’t sit well with the Lakers forward and Taylor’s family knowing that Breonna’s killers are still out there and won’t face any discipline for killing an innocent lady.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump believes Taylor’s settlement is one of the largest amounts ever paid out for a Black woman killed by the police in America, per CNN.
Kuzma and the Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals after defeating the Houston Rockets in the second round in five games. Los Angeles will take on the Denver Nuggets in the conference finals. While Denver is playing really well right now after upsetting the Los Angeles Clippers, the prevailing thought around the league is that the Lakers will defeat the Nuggets to advance to the Finals for the first time since 2010.
All Lakers fans remember what happened in 2010. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol guided the team to the title over the rival Boston Celtics in seven games.
With that being said, let’s see if Kuzma and Co. can win the ring this season at Walt Disney World.