Kyle Kuzma Addresses Trainer’s Criticism of LeBron James

by December 29, 2019

Kyle Kuzma publicly addressed criticism from his personal trainer, who alleged that LeBron James was supposedly “dodging smoke” in his Christmas Day matchup with Kawhi Leonard.

Kuzma also spoke to his teammate about the social media incident, and told reporters he disagreed with the trainer’s opinion.

James said he “could care less” about the comments.

Per The LA Times:

Kyle Kuzma’s trainer, Clint Parks, posted messages on Instagram that were critical of James in comparison to Kawhi Leonard, whom Parks also trained. Social media buzzed with suggestions of a rift between the two Lakers. Kuzma approached James on Friday to distance himself from the comments.

“I just told him that I can’t control what another man says,” Kuzma said. “Obviously I don’t feel that way. Everybody knows that me and LeBron have a great relationship.”

James said of Parks: “I’ve never met the guy, I don’t know the guy, I could care less about the guy.”

Kuzma said multiple times Saturday morning that he didn’t care about all the chatter over the incident. On Saturday night, he produced a dominant first half, scoring 20 points, which he said had nothing to do with the social media kerfuffle.

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