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Kyle Kuzma admits Lakers’ difficulty to bond and build chemistry could ‘hurt’ their championship aspirations

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Kyle Kuzma opened up about the Lakers’ chemistry this season and how it could affect their championship aspirations.

Kuzma admitted that Covid-19 rules and NBA protocols have made it more difficult for the Lakers to bond and build their chemistry, especially off the floor.

“Obviously it still is a mental toll. Everybody is locked away in their rooms and it’s still a pandemic out here. That’s not an excuse to lose at all, but just every day, human life, yeah, for sure, it’s always going to be a mental toll.

There’s not too much bonding. Obviously the NBA has very, very strict regulations to keep everyone safe. Obviously, we have our little contact-tracing bells, and just being safe and being precautious.

You don’t want to be around too many people. You see a team like Washington have to postpone games, six, seven, eight people in the organization (getting infected), that would hurt you. Especially if you have championship aspirations,” Kuzma told reporters, via Lakers Daily.

Despite their struggles to find off-court chemistry, Kuzma and the Lakers are third in the West, at 16-6.

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