Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma trolls Kevin Durant, Nets with hilarious LeBron James meme
Kyle Kuzma did some good old online trolling after the undermanned Los Angeles Lakers pulled off a 126-101 win over the mighty Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The 25-year-old forward, who missed the game due to a Grade 1 calf strain, posted the infamous LeBron James cigarette meme shortly after the massive upset.
— kuz (@kylekuzma) April 11, 2021
While Kuz did leave the photo without its usual hilarious caption, we all know where he’s getting at here.
That old meme, of course, basically points out that The King will always find a way to win, regardless of the number of daunting challenges that other teams present.
Kyle Kuzma’s dig at the Nets certainly stings. Sure, Brooklyn was undermanned themselves against the Lakers since James Harden sat out, while Kyrie Irving was ejected early on. Kevin Durant was also limited to just 24 minutes since he just got back from a long lay-off.
But c’mon now, how can the Eastern Conference’s top team lose to a Lakers squad composed mostly of role players? The reigning champs were without its three best players in LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma, while Dennis Schroder was also booted out of the game alongside Irving.
Despite not having the same star power on the floor as the Nets, the Purple and Gold came out with a total team effort and showed their depth to win. Andre Drummond led the charge with 20 points and 11 boards, while Schroder got them going early with 19 points and four assists before his ejection. Five other Lakers players finished in double-figures, including new recruit Ben McLemore who added 17 off the bench.
The Lakers definitely put up a statement win over the Nets and Kyle Kuzma is just happy to rub it in their faces.