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Kyle Kuzma gets savagely burned by Kendrick Perkins for awful Game 6 performance

Kyle Kuzma, Lakers, Kendrick Perkins, Suns

Remember when Kyle Kuzma was viewed as the next Los Angeles Lakers superstar? Yeah, that sounds now like a punchline from a Saturday Night Live skit.

With their backs against the wall in Game 6 on Thursday, the Lakers needed everyone to be extra special, particularly Kuzma who has had an awful series. In the end, he tallied an eye-popping, mind-boggling, universe-shattering two points. This awful showing prompted ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins to call Kuzma out with a savage tweet.


Kuzma, who looked lost in Game 6, shot 1-of-6 from the field in 18 minutes off the bench. He also had four rebounds, two turnovers, and 4637658375684 exasperated looks from Lakers fans.

To recall, the Lakers kept Kuzma in the Anthony Davis trade, trading away Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart instead. At that time, the Lakers felt the former University of Utah star has more upside, especially coming off two strong years.

But quite ironically, since Davis’ arrival, the 25-year-old Kuzma has regressed. It was somehow expected given AD’s usage rate, but the rate of Kuzma’s downward spiral wasn’t expected. Even last year, he got heavily lambasted online for his poor performance, urging him to temporarily deactivate his social media accounts for the sake of his mental health.

The growing frustration on Kuzma lies in his talent as well, strangely enough. He has all the tools to be a superstar in the NBA but as Perkins pointed out, it seems he just doesn’t get it.

For sure though, it will be a crucial offseason for Kyle Kuzma.