Lakers’ LeBron James sends most ironic tweet of the year to Kyle Kuzma

The Los Angeles Lakers won an NBA Championship two seasons ago and the franchise has gone downhill since. Rob Pelinka has a laundry list of mistakes that he has made in the front office, proving that he did not understand why the Lakers were championship-worthy in the first place.

It all boiled down to the team missing the play-in altogether last season before starting this current season with an 0-5 record. Nobody actually takes the Lakers seriously as a contending team, as one playoff series win seems like the ceiling of a team that has LeBron James and Anthony Davis. That is sad.

The worst move that Pelinka made was trading actual NBA assets (and a first-round pick) for Russell Westbrook. The fit was obviously bad and his contract was very restricting but the team made the move anyway. Now, the Lakers are looking at trading two future first-round picks to get Westbrook off the team.

LeBron James reportedly pushed Pelinka to make the trade for Westbrook so his footprint is on this deal as well. That is what makes his latest tweet to Kyle Kuzma perhaps the most ironic tweet of the year. Feast your eyes on this brutal sense of irony:

LeBron James is the reason why Kyle Kuzma is no longer on the Los Angeles Lakers.

LeBron James pushed for the trade that ultimately saw Kyle Kuzma join the Washington Wizards and here he is over a year later telling Kuzma that he misses him in Los Angeles. To be fair, LeBron probably realizes how big of a mistake it was to trade for Russ as the team has been a disaster since.

This is yet another cryptic, subtle dig at Westbrook as well. While LeBron would obviously deny it and blame the media for stirring up a narrative, it is hard to defend telling someone you miss them when they were traded for your current teammate who has been in trade rumors himself.

How is my girlfriend going to feel if I message someone I dated in high school and tell them I miss them? Think I can pass it off as the media spinning a narrative that isn’t there?

What makes this even worse is the fact that Kyle Kuzma would be perfect on this basketball team. There really is a sense of “you don’t know what you have until it is gone” with Kuzma. While he had holes in his game and had his frustrating moments, he ultimately was a positive role player for the Lakers and played a role in the team’s championship push.

Maybe Kuzma and the Lakers can reunite next summer when he becomes a free agent and the team has cap space. As long as LeBron doesn’t push for another ill-advised move, it is possible.