Kyle Kuzma

Stuck at home, Celtics' Grant Williams casts his teammates in 'Space Jam'

Stuck at home, Celtics' Grant Williams casts his teammates in 'Space Jam'

Marcus Smart as the Tasmanian Devil? Jayson Tatum as Lola Bunny? 

With the Celtics self-quarantining amid the coronavirus outbreak, rookie Grant Williams popped in "Space Jam" and quickly came up with character comparisons for his teammates and the rival Los Angeles Lakers among the Tune Squad and the Monstars. He posted them in an Instagram story. 

If you're scoring at home, that's Smart as Taz, Tatum as Lola ("pretty boy JT," Williams calls him), sadly, himself as Daffy Duck, Jaylen Brown as Bugs Bunny, Kemba Walker as Michael Jordan ("calm, cool and collected"), Gordon Hayward as Granny ("Gordon as the old lady") and Tremont Waters as Tweety, 

And the opponents? 

"They're the Lakers, I guess," Williams says as the Monstars take the court. "You've got LeBron, AD [Anthony Davis], the short stuff is [Rajon] Rondo. Who's the fifth one? [Kyle] Kuzma's gotta be the green one, pink hair."

It's only Day 3 without games...hang in there, folks!


 

Watch Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kyle Kuzma play 1-on-1 at Team USA practice

Watch Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kyle Kuzma play 1-on-1 at Team USA practice

The historic NBA rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers has extended to USA Basketball.

Team USA is in Melbourne preparing for its pre-2019 FIBA World Cup exhibition games against Australia beginning Thursday night, and several players from the Celtics and Lakers are still with the Red, White and Blue squad. 

Celtics forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, as well as Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma all got in some extra practice by playing 1-on-1 against each other this week.

Check out the action in the video below:

All three of these players are facing huge expectations entering the 2019-20 NBA season.

Kuzma will be expected to provide valuable scoring, rebounding and versatility as the No. 3 option behind LeBron James and newly acquired superstar Anthony Davis on the Lakers. Tatum and Brown are aiming to bounce back from disappointing 2018-19 seasons in which they were inconsistent and saw their 3-point shooting percentages drop. Brown also is entering the final year of his rookie contract, so he should be plenty motivated to prove he's worth a massive contract extension in the near future.

Before they join their respective NBA teams, these three young stars will first try to lead Team USA to another gold medal at the FIBA World Cup. The tournament starts Aug. 31 and will be hosted by China.

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Kemba Walker happily joins NBA players in roasting Kyle Kuzma's outfit

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Kemba Walker happily joins NBA players in roasting Kyle Kuzma's outfit

By all accounts, Kemba Walker sounds like he's getting along well with Team USA ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

But that won't stop him from piling on teammate Kyle Kuzma.

It all started when the young Los Angeles Lakers forward and Team USA member posted an Instagram photo of himself wearing a pretty hideous outfit.

Kuzma immediately took heat for his wardrobe choice -- Isaiah Thomas: "Cuh that ain't it!!!! Come on bro;" Anthony Davis: "Man what the hell you got on!" -- and inadvertently sparked a new trend in the #kuzchallenge.

And guess who joined in with Kuzma standing right next to him during a Team USA photo shoot in Australia?

Celtics guard Jaylen Brown also shared a video on his Instagram story of Walker mocking Kuzma (and getting a pretty good rise out of teammate Jayson Tatum).

This is quality trolling from Walker, and it didn't go unnoticed, as Kuzma fired a playful shot back in the Celtics guard's direction on his Instagram story.

Kuzma and Walker probably won't be as chummy when they meet as rivals during the regular season, but at least the two can have some fun at each other's expense.

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