Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity is an American basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. The 25 years old has already achieved the feat in his basketball career within 5 years. This article focuses on Kyle’s family, ethnic race, and also about his journey towards the basketball court.
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity EARLY LIFE
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity was born on July 4, 1995, to Karri Kuzma. His biological father left them when Karri was pregnant and so he has no memories about his father nor does he regret it. Kyle is biracial as his mother is white and his father black.
Evidently, Kyle got his sporty genes from his mother Karri Kuzma, an athlete during her school days. She played varsity volleyball and basketball at Otisville Lakeville High School and she achieved her best results in track and field. Karri got second place in discus and was a two-time Class B state shot put champion. In fact, she had great plans to continue her career in University but she had to drop out of Hillsdale College due to her pregnancy.
Karri moved to Flint, Michigan, to raise Kyle as a single mom. Since she had dropped out of college, it was difficult for her to get high-paying jobs. So the mother and son duo did not exactly have a luxurious life in the initial years after Kyle was born.
Then Karri got married to Larry smith. Kyle is close to his stepfather Larry as he was a father figure for him while growing up and continues to be. He also has a younger half-brother named Andre and a half-sister, Briana.
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity career as a basketball player-
On July 3, 2017, Kyle signed his rookie scale contract with the Lakers. He led the team, in points scored and became a consistent presence during the 2017 NBA Summer League during the seven out of eight games he played for the Lakers.
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity recorded averages of 21.9 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game and was named to the All-Summer League Second Team that year. He was also named the Summer League Championship Game MVP after recording a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 110–98 win over the Portland Trail Blazers in the championship match.
Within a few months, he was the first-ever NBA rookie to compile at least 330 points, 120 rebounds, and 30 made three-pointers in his first 20 games.
he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team at the end of the season after he played in the Rising Stars Challenge during the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend.
In 2018 Kyle scored a season-high 37 points against the San Antonio Spurs in a 143–142 overtime loss. This time he earned MVP honors after scoring a game-high 35 points in the Rising Star game.
Kyle kept his game going and in 2020 he scored a game-winning three-pointer to lift the Lakers to a 124–121 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers won the series 4–2 to tie the league-high with their 17th NBA championship.
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity relationship-
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity has had a fair share of romantic relationships in a while. Being a Laker has its perks as he has been linked to many celebrities like supermodel Kendall Jenner, Disney popular Venesa Hudson, Nicole Shiraz, and Instagram model Karya Elise Henry who was his recent ex-girlfriend.
According to sources since May 2020, there are rumors that Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity is dating Winnie Harlow. It seemed like the “America’s Next Top Model” participant was quarantining with Kyle and has been living with him. They also had a private chef cooking them three meals a day. They have already made it Instagram official by often posting stories and posts with each other.
They were also spotted around Los Angeles walking their dog and going on a Target run.
Their love story started when they first met each other in September 2019 at a party during the New York Fashion Week. It was pretty evident that their relationship was getting serious when Harlow posted footage of her entering the highly protected NBA bubble. She has been openly supporting him in every way she can. In fact, the adorable couple completes a year of their relationship.
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity net worth-
Kyle Kuzma Ethnicity is still signed to his current rookie deal that will keep him in a Lakers uniform until after the 2021 season. He currently has an estimated net worth of $3 million. According to sources, The Laker has signed a rookie contract extension with Kyle, a three-year, $40 million extension that includes a player option for the 2023-24 season. So based on this Kyle will be earning $13.3 million per year.
Besides his Basketball career, Kyle has other sources of income such as from various brand endorsements. He is currently associated with PUMA and a secondary market for sneakers and other apparel, GOAT. Apparently, Kyle earns about $3 million annually by doing PUMA advertisements.