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The third-year forward for the Los Angeles Lakers Kyle Kuzma, who is dealing with a stress reaction on his left foot, explained why he copes easier with the difficulties:

“I can only speak for myself – I’ve dealt with a lot, and I’ve handled a lot. The biggest thing was early childhood, making it out of Flint [Michigan]. A lot of people don’t make it out. It’s a super violent place. It’s hard to really make it to 21 where I’m from. I made it out. That’s the hardest thing a kid can go through,” Kuzma told Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report.

This past season, the 24-year-old averaged 18.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.