Kyle Kuzma is enjoying a strong season with the Washington Wizards. The 26-year-old forward is averaging a career-best 9.2 rebounds per game and, with solid efficiency and improved defense, Kuzma has been a large part of Washington’s hot start as a team. While there should be justified focus on his on-court contributions, Kuzma drew attention for his pregame attire on Tuesday before Washington’s matchup against the Charlotte Hornets, and only a picture can describe his outfit.
Kuz with a unique pregame fit
— ESPN (@espn) November 22, 2021
For one, Kuzma is listed at 6’10 and it is very difficult to imagine a sweater that could be as long as this one by design. Of course, that wasn’t the only observation made on the internet, and the jokes began flying in earnest.
I don’t think people are grasping how big this fuckin sweater is. Kyle Kuzma is 6’10 https://t.co/9JctY8cKca
— Kev (@Kev_42B) November 23, 2021
Can’t believe Kuz came thru in a Gordon Gartrelle pic.twitter.com/whUt0HrKgu
— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) November 23, 2021
i’m very pro adventurous nba style sense, but this is a sweater made for big bird https://t.co/eg6zSh1g2y
— Joon Lee 이준엽 (@joonlee) November 22, 2021
“Hold this thread as I walk away. And away and away and away and away and away and away and away…”
—Rivers Cuozma https://t.co/r7r86xaW6D
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) November 22, 2021
The size of Kuzma’s sweater was genuinely jarring and, uh, that was noticed.
can’t believe gheorge muresan left one of his sweaters in the locker room for so long https://t.co/QBuPt1ytJi
— russbengtson.eesh (@russbengtson) November 23, 2021
When your grandma gets you the wrong size sweater for Christmas but you’re too nice to tell her https://t.co/qa58jzfgCv
— Dub Rich (@dub_snipes) November 23, 2021
i thought this was one of those photoshops where they keep making the shirt bigger and bigger https://t.co/8zbOWer4qf
— whitney medworth (@its_whitney) November 22, 2021
For every 25 likes this gets, I’ll make Kuzma’s sweatshirt bigger pic.twitter.com/YG38LGx2ay
— nba paint (@nba_paint) November 22, 2021
Then, there were jokes about certain resemblances.
Kyle Kuzma took a break from waving his arms outside at a local car dealership to play hoops tonight.pic.twitter.com/JeVR7HuZVT
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) November 22, 2021
— Celly Sports (@CellySportsPod) November 23, 2021
— Matt Modderno (@MattModderno) November 22, 2021
Former teammates DeMarcus Cousins and JR Smith made their thoughts known as well, gently poking fun at Kuzma.
JR Smith: “Man helllll nawwwwwww.”
Kuzma: “It’s cold out.” pic.twitter.com/O73Hrq74vH
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 22, 2021
It is too early to anoint this as a long-term meme that will make the rounds, but it is certainly easy to see how Kuzma’s fit would have staying power. Alas, he certainly attracted a lot of eyeballs before a Monday night game during a holiday week, and that may have been the point.