Thursday, February 22, 2018

KYLE KUZMA On ROLLING OUT MAG!!!




FLINT, MI native LOS ANGELES LAKERS Forward #0 KYLE KUZMA covers the 2018 ALL-STAR ISSUE of ROLLING OUT MAG!!!


Here are some interview interludes from the UNIVERSITY Of UTAH graduate:

On remembering how long he has been in love wit the game of basketball:

“Growing up, that was my love from probably 2 years old on. Everything I’ve done in life since then has revolved around basketball, so her putting that rim in the living room definitely spear[headed] the way.”

On how vital water is for survival, and, how the FLINT WATER CRISIS crippled  his hometown:

“You never realize how much you need water to do little things. You have to shower in the water. Iif you want to brush your teeth, you have to use bottled water. If you want to drink, you have to use bottled water. So many things people don’t really notice.”

On the culture shock of attending UNIVERSITY Of UTAH, and; the times he considered transferring to another university:

“Going out there is a culture shock because [there aren’t] many African Americans out there. I played probably about five minutes a game maybe and I was about to transfer. That was just a huge point in my life, whether to transfer or just fight through it and get to the greener side.”

On how he believes commonalities between himself and MAGIC JOHNSON may have inspired MAGIC making him the 27th pick overall in the 2017 NBA DRAFT:

“I think it’s very cool that I’m from the same place he is. I’m from Flint; he’s from Lansing, 30 miles away, but it’s the same city. Industry city, cars. When you’re a Michigan kid, you’re a Michigan kid; it doesn’t matter what generation you’re from. You’ll always have that bond or type of pride being from there. For him, I know he holds that and I do, too.”


On his facing this season with teammate Rookie LONZO BALL:


“Getting to the NBA, you see everybody; it’s like a competition pretty much. Who’s the best dressed? Who’s coming in with the heat? And for me, I just wanted to be one of those guys where people can kind of look at and think, ‘Oh. He has a little style,’ ” Kuzma said. “Me and Lonzo are very good friends, dating back to the summer league when I first met him. We’ve been really tight since. Of course, when you know him, you’re going to know his little brother Melo, who’s a little crazy, but he’s cool. They’re all good people, raised right. That’s a good family.”
“It’s always good to have someone who’s going through the same things that you are,” Kuzma said. “He’s a rookie. I’m a rookie. We have rookie duties. The season is going to be tough for us; there [are] going to be a lot of ups and downs because we’re not used to playing this many games and we’re playing against the greatest players every night. So it’s always good to have somebody like that.”
-CCG








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