Earlier tonight, LeBron James made it official when he announced he was joining the LA Lakers. Shortly afterwards, Lakers guard Kyle Kuzma congratulated LeBron about joining the team with this tweet.
Kuzma, who has been the subject of recent trade rumors, was immediately trolled by Lakers fans who want him traded to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard.
Before LeBron James signed with the LA Lakers tonight it was reported that he had spoken to Kawhi Leonard about teaming up in Los Angeles.
Via Jordan Schultz
A source close to #LeBron tells me that #Kawhi Leonard reached out to James, telling him he very much wanted to play together. They spoke about Kawhi’s lockdown defensive ability, which would alleviate pressure off of LeBron.
From an offensive perspective, consider that #Kawhi converted a nearly identical clip as Kevin Durant in catch-and-shoot situations two years ago. In other words, he’s an ideal offensive fit for #LeBron as knockdown perimeter shooter, comfortable playing w/the ball dominant Bron.
Leonard has also reiterated that he wants to get traded to L.A.
Kuzma might want to chill on the tweeting because there’s a good possibility he could be traded in the next few weeks.