Lakers ask Ball, Kuzma to end public insults

Rex Christensen
June 15, 2018

Ideally, the Los Angeles Lakers should be putting their focus on pressing concerns pertinent to the future of their team like finding ways to woo top free agents to La La Land or reviewing scouting reports of prospects in the looming 2018 NBA Draft.

Ball released a rap diss track on Kuzma this week.

The Lakers are trying to put a stop to what seemed a good-natured feud between Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma after Ball took things a step over the line.

Kyle Kuzma (0) of the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball (2) of the Los Angeles Lakers look on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 9, 2018 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

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When asked about the social media ribbing during the season, both said they never took anything personally and know what boundaries can't be crossed, according to ESPN.

According to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and Ohm Youngmisuk on Wednesday, the Lakers spoke to Ball and Kuzma "about toning down their social media roasting of each other" because they "had grown concerned about the increasingly personal nature of some of the recent roasting".

They exchanged insults on social media throughout the regular season, and that eventually led to Kuzma releasing a "Player Hater's Ball" roast of Ball in a video produced by Bleacher Report.

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