Lakers need to hold on to Kyle Kuzma for dear life - Stephen A. Smith | First Take

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  • Published on:  Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take get into a heated debate on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers need to trade Kyle Kuzma for another NBA star. Stephen A. explains why the Lakers should hold on to Kuzma for dear life and try to sign Anthony Davis.

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  • rob lenn
    rob lenn  2 months ago

    This post is so great still ESPN nice

  • Andrew Perez
    Andrew Perez  4 months ago +3

    Lmao and here we are with AD and kuzma

  • King Wani
    King Wani  5 months ago

    They did

  • dj Zamora
    dj Zamora  5 months ago +7

    Came here to remind myself how good kuzma is

  • Peace on Earth
    Peace on Earth  5 months ago

    Stephen A. with the win.

  • David Tucker
    David Tucker  5 months ago

    Hanging on to Kuzman seems like the right thing to do for the Lakers. Although Ball is thought to have the biggest upside followed by BI m, it was Kuzman who had the most development over his fellow draftees. He seems to be the most instep with Lebron. Their chemistry seems undeniable. While.Ball also ‘thinks’ like Lebron. the problem is he can’t make a shot. So Ball to Lebron is great Lebron passing to Ball doesn’t cause the same buzz. In NO. I think Ball will excel if he stays healthy. I picture Ball with Zion Williamson, drew holiday and Ingram on the wings averaging double assists. That will be a given. He already is a plus defender only to get better as he gains experience. His defensive instincts are already top notch as is his rebounding from the guard position. If Ball improves his shooting percentage both from the field and the free throw line, the sky is the limit for he and his team moving forward. Kudos to David Griffith for extracting every once of juice out of the fruit (orange) that was AD.

  • CAJ Collins
    CAJ Collins  5 months ago +32


  • Dalt
    Dalt  5 months ago

    They did!

  • Packz z
    Packz z  5 months ago +1

    I agree with Stephen A Smith for once xD

  • nabil chowdhury
    nabil chowdhury  8 months ago

    Kuzma has been putting up better numbers last year and this year. And Kuzma is better

  • KemuelG23
    KemuelG23  9 months ago

    if they trade kuz they will regret it

  • John Radz
    John Radz  9 months ago +2

    I’ll pay for Lakers tickets just to watch Kuzma play. This kid is the real deal. He has that killer mentality. I’d trade Lebron before Kuzma.

  • Ethan Dowell
    Ethan Dowell  10 months ago

    on december 20th 2018 SAS says lakers need to do whatever they need to do to get AD even if that means trading brandon ingram. On January 10th 2019 SAS says Lakers need to hold on to Kuzma. SAS is a professional flip flopper

  • 게비스콘
    게비스콘  10 months ago

    keep everybody and keep being a shitteam

  • voetbal12
    voetbal12  10 months ago

    Fuck Kuzma, get rid of him

  • Danny Rose
    Danny Rose  10 months ago

    Flint town

  • hbukh jhbui
    hbukh jhbui  10 months ago

    Max actually talks good basketball but don’t know shot about football

  • Ooooeu
    Ooooeu  10 months ago

    stop the bull, kuzma is already a star, big potential, still in the making..

  • John Bodnar
    John Bodnar  10 months ago

    Kuzma is great,

  • HotMessMemories1
    HotMessMemories1  10 months ago

    What “cracks in the warriors”?