Kyle Kuzma, the young talent plays as a forward for the NBA team Los Angeles Lakers. He became the MVP of the game, leading Team USA to a win against Team World at the Spectrum Center in February 2019. The NBA All-Star weekend was held in Charlotte, starting with the much-anticipated Rising Stars Challenge.
Kyle Kuzma Bio: Parents, Mom, College, Height
The NBA player was born as Kyle Alexander Kuzma on 24 July 1995 to mother Karri Kuzma. His mom became pregnant with Kyle in college and raised him as a single mother. Kyle adores his mother and regards her as a source of inspiration. Recently, he took his Instagram to wish on his mother’s birthday on 15th April 2019. He dedicated the post for his number one fan, mother appreciating for her sacrifice.
Karri was a two-time Class B state shot put champion at Otisville Lakeville High School, however, she ended her athletic career to begin her new life as a single parent. Kyle, who met his father only once as an infant, has a half-brother named Andre and a half-sister named Briana.
Kyle mother and half siblings often go to cheer him during his games. (Picture: Karri’s Facebook)
Kyle with the unstoppable height of 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 meters) went to Swartz Creek Community Schools and then transferred to Bentley High School.
His Career, Stats, Salary & Net Worth
In 2013, Kyle went to the University of Utah and red-shirted his freshman year because of the late signing. After graduating with a degree in sociology, he was traded along with Brook Lopez to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov.
He was the first NBA rookie to compile at least 330 points, 120 rebounds, and 30 making three-pointers in his first 20 games.
Kyle Kuzma playing as a basketball forward for Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. (Picture: Kyle’s Instagram)
Moreover, Kyle became the first Brand Ambassador of GOAT sneakers in October 2018. The deal will allow him to wear rare and highly-coveted Nike sneakers throughout 2018-19 NBA season.
When it comes to earning, Kyle became 356th best-paid NBA player in 2018, which contributes his net worth of $3 million dollars. He penned a 3 year contract with the Lakers, including $5,088,000 guaranteed, and an average salary of $1,696,000 per year.
Kyle Kuzma Dating Rumors, Girlfriend
The Los Angeles Lakers forward has multiple names in his dating line. He was recently linked with an Instagram model Katya Elise Henry.
The 24 years old American bombshell was reportedly getting close with Kyle in late 2018. However, the duo is yet to confirm their relationship flaunting their romance on social sites.
A Miami native Katya is a businesswoman with her own workout plan and bikini line. In February 2019, Kuzma was seen relaxing on a yacht with his rumored girlfriend, Katya, getting handy with the bikini-clad model. She shared the picture through her Instagram story.
Previously, Kyle, aged 23 was rumored to be dating another Instagram model Sofia Jamora. She even went to watch his Lakers game in March 2018.
Some Interesting Facts About Kyle Kuzma
- Kyle’s mother Karri is active on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.
- He is a Nike-sponsored athlete, who signed shoe contract with Nike in 2017.
- During the Christmas holiday 2018, Kyle appeared in an advertisement of American-style pale lager, Budweiser along with New Zealand basketball player Steven Adams, and Dallas Mavericks player Tim Hardaway Jr.
- He answered his fans’ questions in a Twitter Q&A session held on 12 April 2019.