Trainer of Kyle Kuzma, Kawhi Leonard takes shots at LeBron James
Parks says James was dodging Leonard during the Christmas Day matchup between the Clippers and Lakers and added that Leonard is “clearly” the best player in basketball.
This was followed by a cryptic tweet from Kuzma, although the two posts may not be related. Kuzma deleted the tweet, which read: “Call a spade a spade.”
Kyle Kuzma’s trainer sending out LeBron isn’t working hard and is scared of Kawhi
Kuzma tweets out “call a spade a spade” 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/DjauNwZRrg
— 🌟 (@LALeBron23) December 27, 2019
Leonard has dominated James in the first two matchups this season between the Lakers and Clippers. The 2014 and 2019 Finals MVP is averaging 32.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists versus the Lakers while shooting 55.3 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from beyond the arc and 94.4 percent from the free-throw line.
James, meanwhile, is putting up 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 9.0 assists against the Clippers and shooting just 37.2 percent from the floor, 17.6 percent from the 3-point line and 75.0 percent from the charity stripe. The Lakers missed the playoffs last season, but appear in control of the Western Conference playoff race thus far this season after adding superstar big man Anthony Davis via a trade in July.
The Lakers still have the best record in the Western Conference at 24-7 despite being on a four-game losing streak and James dealing with a nagging groin injury. Everyone wants to see the Lakers and Clippers face off in the Western Conference Finals. It would be a lot of fun to watch Leonard and LeBron go at each other in a seven-game playoff series.
LeBron has been the best player in the NBA for the last decade or more. However, after Leonard guided the Toronto Raptors to their first-ever championship last season, many believe he has taken over that spot. This dynamic only adds to the intrigue in the rivalry between the two Los Angeles teams.