The Los Angeles Lakers season ended in disappointment, but there may be more going on behind the scenes that could be contributing to the subpar play on the court. Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd was discussing the Lakers’ chances of landing Damian Lillard and revealed an interesting anecdote about LeBron James’ relationship with Kyle Kuzma.
“The Lakers think they have a shot at him [Lillard],” the analyst explained on The Colin Cowherd Podcast. “That’s sort of Los Angeles delusion. The Los Angeles Lakers have players, KCP is a solid player, hot and cold, not what Portland wants. Kyle Kuzma- LeBron doesn’t get along with him. They’d love to move him, he’s kind of expensive. It’s not the kind of contract you can’t move, but it’s not necessarily team-friendly considering he disappears in big spots for the Lakers.”
Cowherd went on to detail some of the other challenges about the Lakers roster. He described Dennis Schroder as a player who, “doesn’t get along with a lot of people.” The Lakers face a difficult decision as Schroder will be a free agent this offseason.
“Dennis Schroder is a guy the Lakers will probably re-sign him, but he’s a difficult, difficult player, I’m told,” Cowherd continued. “Doesn’t get along with a lot of people, can be very difficult to coach, and Frank Vogel’s finding that out.”