Kyle Kuzma Quotes About NBA, Money, Rookie, Player

Kyle Kuzma Quotes About NBA, Money, Rookie, Player

Kyle Kuzma Quotes

Kyle Kuzma Quotes:

Flint is a big, industrial city. But when I was growing up, they had the recession, lead in the water, and all this other stuff. The city was really depleted.

Kyle Kuzma

Coming from Flint, I was really immature on the court and off the court.

Kyle Kuzma

In high school, AAU, even prep school, I didn’t really know how to play basketball. It was kind of like, ‘Let’s throw the balls out, go get buckets, just score, and go play.’

Kyle Kuzma

Every time I’m on the court, I think I’m the best player. That’s the mind-set a lot of players should have.

Kyle Kuzma

It’s one thing to talk to a vet about something, but when you’re talking to a fellow rookie going through the same struggles you are, you kind of understand it – and you grow together like that.

Kyle Kuzma

I’m really looking to facilitate, find my teammates.

Kyle Kuzma

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There are endless possibilities for what I can wear on and off the court.

Kyle Kuzma
Kyle Kuzma
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I’ve never really been a numbers guy… I like to score, for sure… but my main thing is I want to win.

Kyle Kuzma

You know how you’re in elementary school and the teacher goes around the room and, like, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I said, ‘NBA player.’ And she’s like, ‘Well, OK. Maybe pick a real job.’ But I really believed it. I felt like I was meant to be here.

Kyle Kuzma

You’re going to have people that are high on you one day and low on you the next. For me, it’s just to stay levelheaded and stay working.

Kyle Kuzma

Everybody is going to have tough shooting nights. It’s natural.

Kyle Kuzma

I cherish being on the court, and I really love watching basketball, women’s basketball, whatever it is.

Kyle Kuzma

Now that the NBA has removed restrictions on the color ways we can wear on court, I can be as expressive as I want.

Kyle Kuzma

I’ve just always played with a big chip on my shoulder, and that keeps fueling me.

Kyle Kuzma

I’ve always kinda guarded perimeter guys. I’m a little bit more comfortable guarding guys off screens. It kinda keeps me engaged in the game, locked in.

Kyle Kuzma

I’m a competitive person.

Kyle Kuzma

My friends, they all say that I’m turning Hollywood. Big-time. And I want to be that. I want to be a guy who’s bigger than what they say. You look at Kobe. Michael Jordan. Somebody like Michael Jackson. Those guys are bigger than life. I strive to be that.

Kyle Kuzma

I have a very high love for the game. My mom would always drop me off at the YMCA downtown in Flint, and I’d stay there all day. If she couldn’t take me, I’d take the bus there and be there until she’d pick me up when she got off work. I’ve always had the love for basketball.

Kyle Kuzma

When I joined the Lakers and moved to L.A., I started getting more serious about collecting sneakers and dressing from the feet up.

Kyle Kuzma

I just want to be one of the greatest players to play. That’s my mind set. That’s how I approach the game.

Kyle Kuzma

People really don’t watch TV no more – it’s all about social media. I think it’s a great platform for showing off your brand, who you are, interacting with fans, interacting with people in general.

Kyle Kuzma

Going into a new school, you don’t want to be the new kid and be quiet and shy. You want to stand out. You want people to know who you are in that school. I think that also helped me growing up. I always wanted people to know me throughout the school.

Kyle Kuzma

Growing up, I was a Detroit Pistons fan, being from Flint. During not the Bad Boys but Chauncey Billups and Ben Wallace era, and growing up, I always wanted to be a Piston.

Kyle Kuzma

Can’t blame the coaching staff for everything. It’s mutual, of course. Players mess up, coaches mess up.

Kyle Kuzma

ESPN puts out anything for clicks now, it kind of seems like.

Kyle Kuzma

Being in the weight room has helped me. Defensively, it helps because I’m not getting backed down easily. My legs are stronger, so I can move my feet better.

Kyle Kuzma

I don’t go to malls. I’ve just always been a simple person. I hang out, work out. That’s what I think is fun.

Kyle Kuzma

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NBA’s spacing’s really helped. Teams gotta really respect my jumper.

Kyle Kuzma

That’s one thing I try to take pride in: not changing up. Just being who I am, and having people love me or hate me for who I am.

Kyle Kuzma

I don’t want to be one of those guys who makes it somewhere and forgets where they come from. Flint is very important to me.

Kyle Kuzma

LeBron is a role model in that sense. Because for him to be as good as he is and how high up he is on the totem pole, to still care about Akron, Ohio, that is tremendous and speaks volumes.

Kyle Kuzma

There’s always going to be obstacles and people that doubt you. So it’s about proving people wrong and bettering yourself and trying to be the best you.

Kyle Kuzma

I want to clean up my handle. Get stronger. Those are the things that will help me out in the long run.

Kyle Kuzma

I just want to be a complete player.

Kyle Kuzma

When I’m locked in and focused, I can do pretty much anything I want.

Kyle Kuzma

I’ve got the same mentality every time I step on the floor – play my hardest and just be locked in.

Kyle Kuzma

It doesn’t take much to give back.

Kyle Kuzma

I never really had role models or guys in the NBA to show me the ropes or be a friend, mentor to me like that.

Kyle Kuzma

I just try to be a regular dude.

Kyle Kuzma

You can have a strong work ethic. Yes, that’s going to take you far. But I think if you have a solid work ethic and a passion, that’s different.

Kyle Kuzma

It’s cool to be a Laker: that’s basketball royalty, in a sense. The best franchise in basketball, so to be drafted by them is pretty cool, pretty special.

Kyle Kuzma

Any time you have any type of record in any record book, especially with the Lakers, it is pretty special.

Kyle Kuzma

On draft day, I wasn’t really nervous at all. Then you turn on the draft, the first five picks go by, and then you still thinking, ‘Oh man, I don’t know where I’m going to go.’ It’s really just, by the time draft hits, that’s when you get nervous.

Kyle Kuzma

You’ve got to be the anchor of the defense at that five position. Call out pick-and-rolls, screens. The five is usually around the rim, so you see everything.

Kyle Kuzma

I was a young kid, and the YMCA was my second home, where my mom was dropping me off for seven, eight hours. I’d spend the day doing what I love: hoop.

Kyle Kuzma

I think I can bring to the NBA versatility. I feel like the league is going toward four men that can pass, dribble, shoot, rebound, defend. I think I can do all that and bring that to the table at the highest level.

Kyle Kuzma

People don’t really understand how important our voices are. I think there’s a lot of athletes that don’t use their power that really should.

Kyle Kuzma

I’ve always been a self-motivated guy for basketball.

Kyle Kuzma

Everybody wants to be a starter, and I feel like I’m a starter in this league, but I can’t necessarily control that.

Kyle Kuzma

I’ve got a chance to be really special.

Kyle Kuzma

Sure, there’s a lot of negativity, but basketball is such a huge thing in my community. Flint has a very rich tradition in basketball.

Kyle Kuzma

A lot people have a strong work ethic because they want the lifestyle, or they want the money, but me, I have a hard work ethic because I love the game.

Kyle Kuzma

Until you’re a rookie, you don’t know what NBA game shape is.

Kyle Kuzma

All the top guys are complete players, and if I’m not, I won’t be there.

Kyle Kuzma

In our society, social media’s so big in our lives. It’s all over the place.

Kyle Kuzma

Who is Kyle Kuzma?

Kyle Alexander Kuzma is an NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers. As a junior, he was awarded first-team all-Pac-12 as a member of the Utah Utes.

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