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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject:

VicXLakers wrote:
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Here he is in the drew league yesterday. Doesn't look much bigger, actually looks skinnier. Might just be the camera angle. Drew league competition looks weak but he finished with 18 & 13.

https://youtu.be/_AhXgdh_etA


needs to workout with BI's trainers and bulk up this summer


Nah. He has a good trainer Clint Parks. GT saw him a few weeks at the training facility and said he was noticeably bigger.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:05 am    Post subject:

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Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) Tweeted:

.@kylekuzma and @BleacherReport have some fun with #NBA fans in Las Vegas #PSEmktg https://t.co/9Xe5xFLE92 https://twitter.com/PrioritySports/status/1015641604256878593?s=17


Saw this on YouTube earlier. Everyone needs to see this video or Kuzma and Hart pranking shoppers in Vegas.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject:

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Kuzma taking over, 17 points in the 4th quarter comeback win vs Celtics -
My favorite Kobe-esque Kuzma game.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SQDbduUxnfo&t

Something has to be said about being able to step up to take over a game, and just all the different ways he did in the 4th quarter alone.


That's the willingness to win that Kuzma has over Ingram right now. I think it is just a strong will mindset that some people have in the game. Ingram, I think is more like AC Green, maybe a passive James Worthy type. For the most part quiet on and off the court, sleepy eyed look, more quiet leadership than militant up front leadership like Kobe, Magic types.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:27 am    Post subject:

Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject:

waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


KCP ain’t an Alpha. Just because he went to jail don’t mean he became one.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject:

Can Kuzma play backup center and finish games there?

You know my answer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject:

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Can Kuzma play backup center and finish games there?

You know my answer.


Not yet. Kuz, has a bit to go on defense, but his measurables and his determination can get him there’re. BI might be closer, but neither can stop a true center just yet. I’ve seen BI guard Durant, when they were both playing the 5, but he guards Durant anyways. Kuz plays Porzingis very well, by taking away his space and using his length to alter shots. They both have a real chance at small ball center someday. The only proven small ball 5 we have is Lebron, but he seldom plays it. 2016 vs the Warriors comes to mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:16 am    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Priority Sports (@PrioritySports) Tweeted:

.@kylekuzma and @BleacherReport have some fun with #NBA fans in Las Vegas #PSEmktg https://t.co/9Xe5xFLE92 https://twitter.com/PrioritySports/status/1015641604256878593?s=17




Love these guys. Hilarious
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject:

waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


I used to shop at Alpha Beta
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:37 am    Post subject:

Kava wrote:
waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


I used to shop at Alpha Beta


And Albertsons
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject:

Kava wrote:
waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


I used to shop at Alpha Beta


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject:

waterman40 wrote:
Jordan-esque wrote:
Kuzma taking over, 17 points in the 4th quarter comeback win vs Celtics -
My favorite Kobe-esque Kuzma game.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SQDbduUxnfo&t

Something has to be said about being able to step up to take over a game, and just all the different ways he did in the 4th quarter alone.


That's the willingness to win that Kuzma has over Ingram right now. I think it is just a strong will mindset that some people have in the game. Ingram, I think is more like AC Green, maybe a passive James Worthy type. For the most part quiet on and off the court, sleepy eyed look, more quiet leadership than militant up front leadership like Kobe, Magic types.

They have different personalities, but Ingram is anything but timid. He has an attacking mindset and has shown a bit of flair in heated moments. It's just a difference in how they express themselves.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject:

waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


This whole ALPHA/BETA thing is a bunch of (bleep).

What makes Lonzo not an alpha? He broke high school basketball, dominated at UCLA, was the 2nd pick and is the face of a successful BBB company because of his persona. Is it because he's a pass first player?

What makes BI not an alpha? He keeps to himself, he works hard and no one really (bleep) with him. Any scrap he's near, he gets involved. He 100% fits the quite alpha male archtype. You know those dudes who keep to themselves, but everyone respects and no one (bleep) with?

And what makes the other guys alpha? Because they take more shots, because they're louder or because you find them more attractive?

I'm confused how this works. Plus if we got 7 alphas, we got a whole new problem to worry about.

We have one alpha male on our team and it's Lebron James. Everyone else better find their role and try to fit in.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:16 am    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/status/1016946817496334336

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What did Kyle Kuzma do when he heard LeBron signed with the Lakers? He called @KingJames.


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Never shy about approaching the legends of the game, Kyle Kuzma made a phone call as soon as he heard LeBron James chose the Lakers.
He called James.

“It was very short; he was headed out of the country,” Kuzma said of the conversation. “It’s a bunch of excitement. Getting one of the greatest players of all time. Not too many players can say that.”
Kuzma was in Las Vegas on Tuesday to watch the Lakers’ summer league team win another game, beating the New York Knicks 109-92.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject:

Can Kuzma play the 5 this year? His standing reach is higher than Randle and Draymond and Love
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject:

Jordan-esque wrote:
https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/status/1016946817496334336

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What did Kyle Kuzma do when he heard LeBron signed with the Lakers? He called @KingJames.


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Never shy about approaching the legends of the game, Kyle Kuzma made a phone call as soon as he heard LeBron James chose the Lakers.
He called James.

“It was very short; he was headed out of the country,” Kuzma said of the conversation. “It’s a bunch of excitement. Getting one of the greatest players of all time. Not too many players can say that.”
Kuzma was in Las Vegas on Tuesday to watch the Lakers’ summer league team win another game, beating the New York Knicks 109-92.


I love this guy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject:

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Can Kuzma play the 5 this year? His standing reach is higher than Randle and Draymond and Love


No. But he can play 2-4 IMO depending on who else is in there with him.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject:

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Can Kuzma play the 5 this year? His standing reach is higher than Randle and Draymond and Love


Welcome to Lakersground. Congratulations on your first post.

No Kuzma is not playing Center, dude.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:04 pm    Post subject:

1ngr4m wrote:
waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


This whole ALPHA/BETA thing is a bunch of (bleep).

What makes Lonzo not an alpha? He broke high school basketball, dominated at UCLA, was the 2nd pick and is the face of a successful BBB company because of his persona. Is it because he's a pass first player?

What makes BI not an alpha? He keeps to himself, he works hard and no one really (bleep) with him. Any scrap he's near, he gets involved. He 100% fits the quite alpha male archtype. You know those dudes who keep to themselves, but everyone respects and no one (bleep) with?

And what makes the other guys alpha? Because they take more shots, because they're louder or because you find them more attractive?

I'm confused how this works. Plus if we got 7 alphas, we got a whole new problem to worry about.

We have one alpha male on our team and it's Lebron James. Everyone else better find their role and try to fit in.

Yeah, BI is definitely an alpha based off of what Luke and Magic have said about him. The fact that he's kind of quiet and to himself doesn't mean he isn't an alpha. He went into last year believing he was the man and that last year's team was his. Granted, he’ll have to take a backseat the next few years, but he’ll be learning a lot from LeBron and the other vets about what it takes to be a leader.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject:

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Can Kuzma play the 5 this year? His standing reach is higher than Randle and Draymond and Love


Welcome to Lakersground. Congratulations on your first post.

No Kuzma is not playing Center, dude.


Why not?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject:

Claysmokepot wrote:
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Can Kuzma play the 5 this year? His standing reach is higher than Randle and Draymond and Love


Welcome to Lakersground. Congratulations on your first post.

No Kuzma is not playing Center, dude.


Why not?


He's physically too weak and small for Center currently. Last season he was being bullied by some PFs let alone centers. I'd rather LeBron play some 5 in short stretches this season
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject:

32 wrote:
Jordan-esque wrote:
https://twitter.com/taniaganguli/status/1016946817496334336

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What did Kyle Kuzma do when he heard LeBron signed with the Lakers? He called @KingJames.


Quote:
Never shy about approaching the legends of the game, Kyle Kuzma made a phone call as soon as he heard LeBron James chose the Lakers.
He called James.

“It was very short; he was headed out of the country,” Kuzma said of the conversation. “It’s a bunch of excitement. Getting one of the greatest players of all time. Not too many players can say that.”
Kuzma was in Las Vegas on Tuesday to watch the Lakers’ summer league team win another game, beating the New York Knicks 109-92.


I love this guy.


Seriously.... this kid is SPECIAL

Just a different level of maturity and macro understanding of ambition + success.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject:

Judah wrote:
1ngr4m wrote:
waterman40 wrote:
Alphas:

KCP
Hart
LBJ
Kuzma
Rondo
Wagner
Lance

Betas:

Lonzo
Deng
BI
Lopez
McGee (?)
Svi
Zubac


This whole ALPHA/BETA thing is a bunch of (bleep).

What makes Lonzo not an alpha? He broke high school basketball, dominated at UCLA, was the 2nd pick and is the face of a successful BBB company because of his persona. Is it because he's a pass first player?

What makes BI not an alpha? He keeps to himself, he works hard and no one really (bleep) with him. Any scrap he's near, he gets involved. He 100% fits the quite alpha male archtype. You know those dudes who keep to themselves, but everyone respects and no one (bleep) with?

And what makes the other guys alpha? Because they take more shots, because they're louder or because you find them more attractive?

I'm confused how this works. Plus if we got 7 alphas, we got a whole new problem to worry about.

We have one alpha male on our team and it's Lebron James. Everyone else better find their role and try to fit in.

Yeah, BI is definitely an alpha based off of what Luke and Magic have said about him. The fact that he's kind of quiet and to himself doesn't mean he isn't an alpha. He went into last year believing he was the man and that last year's team was his. Granted, he’ll have to take a backseat the next few years, but he’ll be learning a lot from LeBron and the other vets about what it takes to be a leader.


BI is Alpha. If he wasn’t he would have been traded along with Deng right after DLO.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject:

Mychael Thompson was on today with Marcellus and Travis. When asked to rank the current young core he said Kuzma first, Ingram second, Hart third then Lonzo. He just love Kuzma's game and confidence.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject:

DocK36 wrote:
Mychael Thompson was on today with Marcellus and Travis. When asked to rank the current young core he said Kuzma first, Ingram second, Hart third then Lonzo. He just love Kuzma's game and confidence.



WUT lol I thought Mychal was a Lonzo fan!!
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