Forget Trash Talk: Throwing Shade Has Taken over the NBA

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Forget Trash Talk: Throwing Shade Has Taken over the NBA
Forget Trash Talk: Throwing Shade Has Taken over the NBA

It is a fine stroke of luck that a city where drama is manufactured on a daily basis would play host to the NBA's wildest B-plot. While other cities—Oakland, which has been trying to reinforce its championship structure, and Cleveland, which recently tore down its foundation in hopes of building a championship team—have produced worthy storylines, Los Angeles has played host to a different sort of campaign of destruction: trolling. Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma, the Lakers' highly touted rookie duo, have been exchanging insults on social media for most of the season's first half. The affair heated up last month, when a 15-second Instagram story that Kuzma posted quickly went viral: The video begins

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