Kyle Kuzma had a big set back dealing with a back contusion, The forward scored 41 points in a winning effort against the Detroit Pistons.
“My teammates allowed me to get a lot of shots, finding me,” said Kuzma. “And I think for the most part, everything was in the rhythm of the offense, which was a good thing for everybody.”
Kuzma is known to have looked up to Kobe Bryant when he was younger and modeled his playing style after him, coincidentally they both wore the same pair of shoes when Kobe Bryant went off for 81 points against the Raptors which was Nike Zoom Kobe 1s.
Kuzma was definitely locked in and it helped his team win the game.
“It felt like was skipping around out there until it hit Kuz’s hand, and then it was going up every time,” Walton said while smiling.
Lakers were up 23 points and Kuzma still has a sore back, Walton decided to keep him on the bench in the fourth quarter.
“Only halfway to 81,” Kuzma told ESPN. “That’s OK, I’ll get a chance to do it again.”