Kyle Alexander Kuzma is a 25-year-old American professional basketball player who plays as a Power Forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the key players for the Lakers along with Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
Kyle Kuzma was born on July 24th, 1995 in Flint, Michigan, and raised by his single mother, Karri Kuzma, a shot-put champion who played at the high school level. Kyle has met his biological father only once, in fact, the father of his younger brother and sister, Larry Smith, is more of a father figure to him. At a very early age of two, a basketball rim was set in the living room for Kyle which led to his interest in the game.
Kuzma studied in Swartz Creek Community Schools and transferred to Bentley High School in Michigan. As a junior, he averaged 17.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 blocks per game. Kuzma had impressive talent at a young age and was selected by the head coach at Rise Academy, Vin Sparacio. He saw potential in the young kid and brought him to Philadelphia. In 2017 he majored in sociology from the University of Utah.
Kyle Kuzma Career
From a very early age of two, Kuzma has been attracted to Basketball. In his high school days in Michigan, he averaged 17.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 blocks per game. He was seen as an outstanding player in the game. While at Rise Academy, as a high school senior he averaged 22 points and seven rebounds per game. He was offered to play Division I from many schools but soon he decided to attend the University of Utah in 2013. In 2017, Kuzma enrolled himself for the 2017 NBA draft in his final year and was selected by the Brooklyn Nets. But in an exchange in a draft-day trade, he signed his rookie scale contract with Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2017, Kuzma signed a contract with Los Angeles Lakers and is into his third season with the team. Ever since he has made a successful career and is playing the third season with the Lakers. In December 2017 he scored a career-high of 38 points and in the following game against Golden State Warriors, he had a team-high of 27 points which led him to become the first Lanker rookie to have scored 25 or more points in three straight games after Jerry West. In the 2018-2019 season, in October 2018, he scored a season-high score of 37 points and in January 2019 he scored a career-high of 41 points against Detroit Pistons.
Kyle Kuzma Biography/Wiki
|Real Name||Kyle Alexander Kuzma|
|Birth Date||24 July 1995|
|Age (as of 2021)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Flint, Michigan, U.S.|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 6” – in Centimetres – 203 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 100 kg – in Pounds – 221 lbs|
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
|Biceps Size||15.5 inches|
|Shoe Size||12 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Larry Smith (Step-Dad)|
|School||Bentley High School|
|College||The University of Utah|
Kyle Kuzma Relationship Status
|Marital Status||in Relation|
|Is he a Gay?||No|
Kuzma was dating Instagram fitness model, Katya Elise Henry for several months. He has also been in buzz for being more than just friends with Kendall Jenner and Venessa Hudgens, later both rumors were declared fake. While his time in Australia with team USA, It was reported by the media that Kuzma was dating Nicole Shiraz, an Australian model. In 2019, Kuzma met former America’s Next Top Model star, Winnie Harlow at Harpers Bazaar party in New York City. The two have been spotted spending time together in the pandemic and confirmed their relationship as well.
Kyle Kuzma Net Worth
In 2017 Kuzma signed a contract worth $8,650,178 over four years with the Lakers at the rookie level. Apart from being a remarkable and professional basketball player, he endorses the Greatest of All-time (GOAT) app and is also on a five-year sneaker contract with Puma. His estimated net worth is considered to be around $3 million.
- Kyle Kuzma is an American professional basketball player.
- Kuzma grew up in a violent neighborhood in Flint.
- He met his biological father only once as an infant.
- He earned the All-Pac-12 honor as he averaged 16.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game as a junior at university.
- Kyle has been honored as NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
- He has been awarded NBA Rising Stars Challenge MVP (2019) and Rising Stars Challenge (2018, 2019)