It’s been less than a few hours since Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma was officially crowned an NBA champion. And it seems that the 25-year-old didn’t waste time and went a little too crazy right away as the Lakers finally extinguished the Miami Heat on Sunday’s Game 6.
When asked after the game how it felt like to win his first-ever NBA ring, Kuzma had nothing but honesty (and a few drops of booze) in his veins.
“It’s still sinking in. I’m half drunk right now from all the champagne so I don’t know how to act right now exactly.” Kuzma said (via Dime).
“I’m half drunk right now from all the champagne so I don’t know how to act…”@kylekuzma 😭
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) October 12, 2020
After one crazy and unprecedented season, Kyle Kuzma and the rest of the Purple & Gold deserve to drown themselves with a ton of celebratory champagne. They pulled off an impressive championship run over a gritty Heat squad in an unimaginable environment inside the NBA Bubble in Orlando. With everything going on in and around the league right now, this has got to be one of the toughest championship runs ever and the Lakers managed to finish with flying colors.
Kuzma was a critical part of the Lakes’ supporting cast as he provided athleticism and scoring off the bench. Though underwhelming at times, the third year Michigan-native kept at it and provided some much-needed energy for the reserve unit. Kuzma played just a little under 22 minutes per game in these Finals and was a reliable option for head coach Frank Vogel.
Go down a few more bottles, Kuz. You deserve it.