Kyle Kuzma after game winning shot: “I think Jesus could be in front of me and I’d probably still shoot”

Kyle Kuzma
Aug 10, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma (0) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers won a thriller on Monday night, beating the Denver Nuggets nearly at the buzzer on a Kyle Kuzma 3-pointer. Kuzma, never shy for confidence, followed up a career-defining shot with a career-defining quote:

That is an all-time brilliant response.

Kuzma has struggled a lot this season adjusting to playing behind both LeBron James and Anthony Davis and mostly playing off the bench. Since the Lakers have entered in the bubble, however, Kuzma has been a man possessed and he had arguably his best game of the season on Monday, scoring 25 points to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals. Kuzma made 11 of 16 shots and three of five 3-pointers on the night so it’s hard to argue that Jesus (who was allegedly a very short man) would be able to stop that shot from going in.

Kuzma continued after the game by talking about why he never lost confidence in himself despite his struggles:

And finally, to go with the legendary quote about Jesus, here’s Kuz explaining that he called his own shot:

And in case you missed it, here’s the beautiful play drawn up by Frank Vogel and Kuzma’s monster shot:

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