The Los Angeles Lakers drafted four rookies this past season, a scenario that can occasionally lead to bad blood as players fight it out for minutes. Instead, however, what the team got was an amazing (and often hilarious) public bond between them, especially Josh Hart and Kyle Kuzma.
Hart and Kuzma have been going back-and-forth on social media all year, roasting each other on their Instagram stories, Twitter timelines, during postgame press conferences and even sometimes while streaming Fortnite.
Most assumed that their public, tongue-in-cheek war of words would probably slow down during the offseason, but so far it hasn’t, with the latest shot coming out of nowhere and with no regard for human life from Hart on Saturday morning:
Just woke up....wanted to start my day off by saying @kylekuzma ugly as hell— Josh Hart (@joshhart) May 5, 2018
Who doesn’t want to start their day by calling out one of their best friends on social media? I know I love to do it.
Between his constant sarcastic roasting of his friends and addiction to Fortnite, Hart is basically what would happen if millennial stereotypes came to life and could play defense and shoot threes.
Kuzma will almost assuredly fire back at some point, and we here at Silver Screen and Roll will remain vigilant for that moment, always watching this most-important of the Lakers’ beats as the young roster continues to build chemistry by constantly making fun of each other.
Or, at least we’ll watch until free agency comes around and we get to see Hart and Kuzma either make fun of LeBron James’ hairline, Paul George’s love of fishing or maybe even the fact that Kawhi Leonard doesn’t talk.
No matter what happens, this young core seems like they’re going to make the next several years a lot of fun, both on and off the court.
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