There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and Josh Hart’s late-night Fortnite sessions. However, recently his teammate Kyle Kuzma purchased a Playstation 4 of his own to see what the hype was all about. Since then, Kuz has taken a liking to the popular Epic Games project.
So much so that on Sunday night, Hart, Kuzma, Larry Nance Jr. and Frank Kaminsky teamed up for a charity event for Hart’s Twitch channel, “BLRS only,” a channel created for NBA players to “come together and play for a good cause.” Sounds pretty wholesome and good natured, right?
Apparently, Kuzma didn’t get the memo and started using NSFW language, which prompted the following conversation about tampering. Trust me, it all makes sense.
Even on Fortnite, the Lakers are afraid to say PG13 because of tampering— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) April 9, 2018
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Nance asks Kuzma to keep his language “PG13” after a “deez nuts” comment from his former teammate. But Nance back tracks after realizing that “PG13” has double meaning in his realm.
“Hold on, we can’t talk about ‘PG13,’” Nance said, almost as if he still plays for Los Angeles. “They play for the Lakers, it might be tampering.”
As you may recall, the Lakers were fined $500,000 for violating the league’s tampering rules after general manager Rob Pelinka allegedly made contact with Paul Gerge’s agent, Aaron Mintz, while George was still a member of the Indiana Pacers. Mintz also represents current Laker Julius Randle.
The Lakers were fined for tampering again in February for comments made by president of basketball operations Magic Johnson on Giannis Antetokounmpo, who he said was going to bring a championship to Milwaukee. Not Los Angeles, Milwaukee.
Hopefully, the NBA doesn’t go overboard again and slap the Lakers with another hefty fine, but if their last fine is any indication of how seriously they take their harsh rules, they just might.