LeBron James is one of the most beloved, respected, and looked-up people around the sports community.
At least half of the players in the league grew up watching LeBron play, while the other half has had to go against him for their entire career.
That's why, to some, he could look like a difficult person to be around if you're a younger player, but his former teammates often state the opposite.
As a matter of fact, in a recent appearance in Gilbert Arenas' "No Chill Gil" Podcast, Kyle Kuzma said that LeBron was just like another kid:
“Man, he’s like a little a** kid,” Kuzma said. “He is like a grown man and is like this alpha, he’s like this like a super serious person. But he’s like 18-year-old too at the same time. And I just feel like that’s the best part about him. He jokes around a lot, he’s always laughing and dancing. Just doing funny sh** and that’s the cool part for sure."
Kuzma also shut down the narrative of him and LeBron having a bit of a feud. If anything, the Lakers locker room always felt like a family:
“It’s all love. All love for sure,” Kuzma said. “A couple of days after I got traded, we were hanging out, chilling or whatever. I came in as a Laker that’s all I know. It was family from the jump. And even leaving, it was still family. You know getting calls or texts from Jeanie or Rob or equipment managers or people that work the front gate. Everyone is like, ‘Hope you have a successful career. You’re doing this and that.’ So no bitterness, no nothing for sure.”
It's nice to know that there are no hard feelings between former teammates. But more than that, it's cool to find out that LeBron James is just another regular person like you and me.