It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have their season go as planned, mostly due to injuries to major players like LeBron James, Brandon Ingram, and Lonzo Ball. With all of the players missing games at various points in the season, Kyle Kuzma felt that it made it difficult to really gain that team chemistry that is needed for teams to be consistent.
Kuzma said it was hard for the team to gain chemistry with LeBron, Lonzo and Ingram specifically missing so many games. That’s how he puts things in perspective for the season, as he felt they were in good position with everybody healthy.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 10, 2019
He knows how crucial team chemistry is to a winning team. However, that didn’t stop him from trying to improve his game and learn as much as he could with LeBron. He mentions his relationship with him throughout the season and how he just tried to learn as much as possible from him.
Kuzma says all year he's made sure to be "right up under" LeBron, so he could absorb as much as possible from him. "It's been great." BK
— Kamenetzky Brothers (@KamBrothers) April 10, 2019
This is exactly what every young player on the Lakers should be doing, even if the team isn’t playing well. We all know that losing isn’t fun, but if players can manage to make the most of it, it will benefit the team and individual players in the long run. They can learn from their mistakes and learn what it takes to become great from one of the greatest players to ever step on the court.
Kyle Kuzma came to his exit interview with the right attitude and poise. He felt that things went wrong during the season, but that doesn’t mean that it was all bad. There’s something to learn from it, and that’s a great step in the right direction for him.