Kyle Kuzma’s SUV Stolen, Wrecked During High-Speed Police Chase In Hollywood

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What a freaking week it has been for Kyle Kuzma. Just this week alone, he was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Washington Wizards in the agreed-upon deal for Russell Westbrook.

Other than that, he had to deal with his SUV being stolen on Sunday and then subsequently involved in a high-speed police chase and crash.

“Kuzma’s SUV was stolen … and then taken on a joy ride that led to a high-speed chase, and an eventual crash,” TMZ reported.

“Law enforcement sources tell us … Kuzma’s Chevy Tahoe SUV was stolen somewhere in Hollywood and eventually became involved in a police pursuit around 1:30 AM early Sunday morning. The chase, we’re told, ended with the suspect hitting a cop car, and sending an officer to the hospital with minor injuries.”

The driver was taken to a local hospital to be treated for an apparent leg injury. The person is expected to be “booked on a number of charges.”

TMZ noted the vehicle is registered in Kuzma’s name, but his manager is the primary driver and the one who filed the police report.

Originally selected No. 27 overall by the Brooklyn Nets in 2017, Kuzma was traded to the Lakers on draft night with Brook Lopez in exchange for D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov.

He won an NBA title during the 2019-20 season.