LeBron James’ parting gift to Kyle Kuzma after Russell Westbrook trade to Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers are still relishing in the fact that they pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Washington Wizards to bring Russell Westbrook to town. On the night of the NBA Draft, they sent a few players to Washington in the exchange, including Montrezl Harrell, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Kyle Kuzma.
LeBron & Dudz threw Kyle Kuzma a going away party. pic.twitter.com/w2DVO086rP
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Classic LeBron. Sure, Kuzma got traded, but LeBron James is still being a true class act and wants nothing but the best for the former Lakers draft pick who was a huge part of their championship run during the Orlando Bubble.
The trio of Lakers is now headed to the Wizards, although reports came out that there could be another deal involving a couple of those players. Either way, LeBron and Dudley didn’t miss their chance to send Kuzma off in a good way.
The Lakers’ sudden trio of LeBron, Westbrook, and Anthony Davis looks awfully scary, and with NBA free agency kicking off, the Lakers should add a few more championship-hungry veterans to the fold as they do whatever they can to be the team to beat in the Western Conference.
So long, Kyle Kuzma, but LeBron and his teammates will always have nothing but respect for him.