The Lakers aren’t living the best moments right now and that has led their figures and some external agents to speak their minds on the situation. That was more visible after the team lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Christmas Day.
Kyle Kuzma’s trainer posted some critical comments about LeBron James on Instagram, in which he claimed that LeBron was "dodging smoke" from Kawhi Leonard.
Following that, Kuzma sent a tweet, which he quickly deleted, that read "call a spade a spade”.
That set the alarms at the Staples Center, but things appear to be cool now between the two stars. Early on Saturday, LeBron was asked about the incident before the Lakers’ matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers. He dismissed any possibility of beef between him and his young teammate Kuzma, explaining the latter came to him to tell him what was going on.
“Nah, Kuz came to me yesterday at practice and told me what was going on, and that was it. I really don't care for someone's trainer, or whatever the case may be. Everyone can have their own opinion. Any time someone wants to get some notoriety, they throw my name in it, and people gonna pick it up. And that's why you’re asking me about it, because my name is in it. I've never met the guy, I don't know the guy, I could care less about the guy. Whatever the case may be. I wish him the best,” Bron said.
Kuzma, on the other hand, also played down these comments, claiming the tweet was unrelated to his trainer’s rant and clarifying he has a "great relationship" with LeBron.
"I just told him I can't control what another man says. Obviously I don't feel that way. Everybody knows what me and Bron have a great relationship. And I left it at that."
Kuzma’s trainer, Clint Park, had previously worked with Kawhi Leonard, so that may be the reason he was so eager to let Bron what was going on.
Still, at the end of the day, it’s all good between the Lakers duo. They have lost their last four games and internal issues are the last thing they need right now.