It’s clear that some fans feel like Kuzma has failed to live up to expectations that Los Angeles had for him, and that he’s a liability to the team. “Kyle Kuzma is a f*ckboi and he shouldn't get a ring if the LA Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals,” the petition reads. As of writing, the petition has collected over 4,000 signatures, with it seeking a max of 5,000.
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However, his performance doesn’t seem to really be affecting the Lakers. The LA team has pushed through the playoffs with a 14-3 overall record and a 2-0 lead in the Finals. For his part, Kuzma scored three and 11 points, respectively, in the first two games of the series.
Kuzma joined the Laker in 2017 and was advertised as the team’s third star after LeBron James and Anthony Davis. During his second year on the team, Kuzma averaged 19 points per game, but then lacked consistency, averaging 12.8 points during the 2019-2020 season.
While some thought the petition was apt, others felt the opposite.
The NBA to Kuzma after the Lakers win the title and they see the petition pic.twitter.com/vqmAK4mF6p— RaiderNation (@shazutheraider) October 4, 2020
If you signed the petition to not give Kyle Kuzma a ring go join the Clippers fanbase. You are not welcome in Lakerland.— LakersSpin (@LakersSpin) October 4, 2020
Kuzma tomorrow when he knows about the petition and drops 5 points pic.twitter.com/K0RS6D7Jg9— J🅰️®️€D (@barrera72_jared) October 4, 2020
If y’all signing that “Kyle Kuzma shouldn’t get a ring” petition, you’re not a Laker fan. He’s the last of the young core, I need one of them boys to get a ring as a Laker— 𝘌𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬🛸 (@ADxBosa) October 4, 2020
Any "fan" signing this ish about @kylekuzma does not know basketball. Anyone paying attention can see the work he put in during the "break" on his playmaking and defense. He's no longer just a shooter. He's constantly moving without the ball and playing Dhttps://t.co/FDsUxpy3Se— Jullian (@Jullian_Goodin) October 4, 2020