Wizards’ Kyle Kuzma Faces Lawsuit Over In-Flight Dog Bite Incident

‣ A man is suing Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma, claiming that Kuzma’s dog “viciously” bit him near the Van Nuys Airport in California.
‣ The man is seeking unspecified damages and alleges that Kuzma did not take any action to secure the dog.
‣ It is unclear which of Kuzma’s dogs bit the man.
‣ Kuzma has not yet commented on the situation.
‣ Kuzma recently declined his player option with the Washington Wizards to become an unrestricted free agent.
‣ Kuzma signed a four-year, $90 million extension with the Wizards in July.
‣ Kuzma had a successful season in 2022-23, averaging career highs in points, assists, and minutes per game.

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Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma is facing a lawsuit after his dog allegedly bit a man while on a plane back in May. According to TMZ Sports, Bernardo Tosto claimed that Kuzma’s dog bit his right arm near the Van Nuys Airport in California. Tosto is seeking unspecified damages, stating that he suffered severe injuries and that Kuzma failed to secure the dog.

The incident raises questions about which of Kuzma’s dogs was involved in the incident. Kuzma has posted multiple photos of his dogs on his Instagram page over the years. However, the 28-year-old player has not yet commented on the situation. In June, Kuzma declined his player option with the Washington Wizards to become a free agent.

Despite the legal issue, Kuzma’s performance on the court has been notable. During the 2022-23 season, he achieved career-high averages of 21.2 points, 3.7 assists, and 35 minutes per game. Kuzma’s shooting percentages were also impressive, with 44.8% from the floor and 33.3% from beyond the arc. Notably, he scored 40 points in a single game, just one point short of matching his career-high.

Although the Washington Wizards have lower odds of winning the 2024 championship, it will be interesting to see how Kuzma’s contributions on the court continue to impact the team. In their recent season-opener loss against the Indiana Pacers, Kuzma recorded 25 points, two rebounds, and two blocks in 25 minutes as a starter. The Wizards will face the Memphis Grizzlies next on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

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