Kyle Kuzma bulks up, thanks Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for tips
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 19, 2018 11:22 AM
Photo c/o @kuz on IG
Given how young the LA Lakers were last season, it made sense for team GM Rob Pelinka and president of basketball ops Magic Johnson to expose their kids to the world beyond hoops. As such, they crafted a series of team events called "Genius Talks," a series of chats that included luminaries like Elon Musk, Kendrick Lamar, and oh yeah, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Well it looks like that latter one really touched a cord with first-year Laker Kyle Kuzma, as he's already looking pretty ripped, this early into the offseason. Kuz made sure to tip his hat to The People's Champion on his IG post, and The Rock responded in kind on Twitter.
Kuz told me he wanted his best summer ever. Boy’s puttin’ in the work 👏🏾💪🏾 https://t.co/j4z2i1i6mX— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 18, 2018
In his first year in the NBA, Kuzma, the 27th overall pick in the 2017 Draft, impressed by averaging 16.1 points (45.0 FG%, 36.6 3FG%), 6.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. His efforts led to him being named to the All-Rookie First Team, and he should only get better come his sophomore year.
And as a bonus, you can watch The Rock's speech to the Lakers here: