When the Utah Utes took an early 7-0 lead against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the start of the Rose Bowl, Kyle Kuzma immediately went to Twitter to trash talk Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James who is a big supporter of the Buckeyes' program.
After the Utes extended the lead to 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, Kuz probably though his alma mater was on its way to a big victory. Little did he know that karma would quickly come back biting him.
The Buckeyes went on a rampage in the second and third quarters to cut the lead down to seven (38-31) heading into the final frame. The Utes tried to keep their lead in the closing quarter, but it was Ohio State that came out on top in the end with a wild 48-45 Rose Bowl victory.
Hours after the win, LeBron broke his silence on Kuzma's trash talk and made sure to rub the defeat onto the Washington Wizards forward.
Just wanna know if you sending my 💰 in cash or wire??? I mean I like COLD HARD 💵. #GoBuckeyes🌰. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 2, 2022
LeBron James had the last laugh indeed, and to be fair, the Lakers star did well in holding himself back from replying to Kyle Kuzma's initial tweet. In the end, what we got is a memorable one-punch knockout.
Kuzma certainly spoke too early. In return, it backfired big time.
At least the former Lakers youngster is a good sport and accepted his defeat, albeit just for now as he vowed to get back at The King himself.
Kick me while I’m down 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I know how to find u 🤝 https://t.co/7YOid9IQy6
— kuz (@kylekuzma) January 2, 2022