NBA News: Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets have earned all sorts of praise from fans and pundits alike following their historic championship run this past season. As it turns out, however, Washington Wizards star Kyle Kuzma isn’t all that impressed.
Kuz didn’t exactly discredit Denver’s title, but he did make it abundantly clear that he feels the 2020 iteration of the Los Angeles Lakers was a superior group — not only over the Nuggets but over the 2021 Milwaukee Bucks and the 2022 Golden State Warriors as well.
NBA News: Kyle Kuzma Agrees 2020 Lakers ‘A Tier Above’ Bucks, Warriors, Nuggets
Kuzma recently caught wind of a tweet saying that the 2020 NBA bubble champs Lakers, a team that he was part of, was “a tier above” the three championship teams that it preceded:
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 15, 2023
Kuzma did not say anything, but his one-emoji response clearly shows how much he agrees with this hot take. To be fair, the 2020 Lakers were a pretty formidable group, despite how others believe that the bubble championship was a fluke. However, it would be a tad contentious, to say the least, that they were on a whole different level as opposed to the Bucks, the Warriors, and the Nuggets. Then again, you can’t really fault Kuz for picking the team he was on.
NBA News: Bucks’ 2021 Title Run One For The Books
Say what you want about the Bucks’ 2021 championship, but what cannot be denied is that that title run was nothing short of magical. Not only was it the organization’s first title in 30 years, but it was also the first championship in the Giannis Antetokounmpo era, thereby putting to bed all the doubt surrounding the former back-to-back MVP’s ability to carry the Bucks to a title.
That season, Milwaukee had to go through the Miami Heat (they swept them in the first round), Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets, the Atlanta Hawks, and finally, the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals. It was an undeniably tough path to take for the Bucks. Kuz can hate all he wants, but the real ones know the glorious truth behind that title run. History does, too.
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