Kyle Kuzma leads Lakers into Detroit with dreams of saving hometown Flint

DETROIT – Kyle Kuzma had just scored 25 points to lead the Lakers to a win against the Memphis Grizzlies, further padding an All-Rookie season foreseen by few. And yet, with a bus rumbling outside of FedEx Forum ready to whisk the Lakers to a waiting charter jet, Kuzma was looking forward, always forward.

“I’m going home tomorrow and my mom is cooking spaghetti,” Kuzma said, “so that’s all I’m thinking about right now.”

But Flint, Mich., Kuzma’s hometown 66 miles northwest...

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