Kuzma would rather have all eyes on him.
If you're an NBA player who likes to be put under a microscope and criticized for every little thing, then Los Angeles would be the perfect place to play. The Lakers are one of the most scrutinized teams in sports and that has been on full display this season and LeBron James hasn't been enough to put the team securely into a playoff spot. They currently sit in 10th place and are having a hard time stringing consecutive wins together. This criticism has been especially tough on the young players, but apparently not for Kyle Kuzma, who appeared on SiriusXM's NBA Radio today and explained why he prefers the spotlight to anywhere else.
"I want people to talk about me, good or bad," Kuzma explained. "Because if they're not, you're not doing something right. I'd rather be talked about bad in L.A. than play in Orlando and not get talked about."
Kuzma's answer is pretty surprising since most NBA players would want to shy away from the criticism. The media can be pretty harsh at times and with the Anthony Davis situation in full swing, the Lakers are being dissected every single day on sports talk radio and television.
As of right now, the Lakers boast a record of 28-29 and sit three games back of a playoff spot.