Kyle Kuzma officially says goodbye to the Lakers after four seasons. In those four seasons, he was on the all-rookie team and helped Los Angeles win a championship. However, his time is done, and Russell Westbrook is now heading to LA.
Kuzma, along with Kentavius Caldwell-Pope and Montrezz Harrell, are now going to Washington. As a result, Westbrook will be joining Lebron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.
Kuzma took to social media to issue his goodbye to Laker fans. He got to achieve a lifetime goal of becoming an NBA champion. As a result, he ends his post by saying, "I'm a Laker for life."
"Coming into to this league I told Robby, Jeanie and Magic that all I wanted to do here is help be apart of something special and help be apart one of those banners (now) 17 banners and dammit we did it! I wouldn’t change anything about my journey."Kyle Kuzma
Kuzma was the lone survivor of the Anthony Davis trade. For example, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart, and Brandon Ingram were all traded to New Orleans. However, Kuzma can at least say he got to win a championship before them.
Kuzma is now going to be a Washington Wizard. He will be joining Bradley on A wizards team that doesn't have a lot of offense outside of Beal. As a result, this is Kuzma's chance to prove he can be a top scorer in this league.
Kuzma believes he can be a 25-point scorer and an all-star if given the opportunity. Now, Kuzma will have that opportunity to play alongside Bradley Beal in the Eastern Conference. Since Westbrook is now heading to Los Angeles, the Wizards will need someone who can score.
Kuzma says his goodbye to the Lakers and will now showcase his skills in Washington as they try to compete for a playoff spot. On the other hand, Westbrook is now in a prime position to try and capture his first NBA championship. In addition, the Lakers are also looking to bounce back as a whole after losing in the first round to Phoenix.