Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie repsonds to Kyle Kuzma tweets

Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie (26) is restrained after being called for a technical foul during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, March 16, 2023, in New York.
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BROOKLYN — The feud between Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma continued on Thursday following Nets practice on Thursday at HSS Training Center. 

The Nets guard responded to a series of tweets by Kuzma taking shots at Dinwiddie that questioned his accomplishments in the league and credited former Nets Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant for essentially getting Brooklyn into the playoffs. Kuzma was responding to comments made by Dinwiddie the day prior on FanDuel TV. 

When asked by reporters about the five-tweet thread, Dinwiddie likened some of the comments to something he hasn’t heard since he was “like 10 years old.”

“The funny part about it is there were a lot of contradictions. He resorted to name-calling: ‘Din–ttie,’ things like that, which I haven’t heard since I was probably about 10 years old,” Dinwiddie said. “Things of that nature. I think at the end of the day, the biggest piece here was it’s like a theory from 8-Mile, the way Eminem approached the final battle: If you approach it with truth, what do you have to hide? There’s nothing there, right?

“So that’s probably the last time I’ll address that because I want to focus on Philly, the team and what we’re doing. But at the end of the day, I spoke truth and got rebutted with 10-year-old insults.”

The beef between Kuzma, who plays for the Washington Wizards, and Dinwiddie dates back to when the latter was on Dallas and called it unacceptable to lose to Washington. Kuzma and Dinwiddie played on the Wizards together for part of last season. 

Dinwiddie defended his NBA accomplishments by pointing to the number of playoff appearances he’s had and his trip to the Western Conference Finals with the Mavs last year. Kuzma won an NBA title with the Lakers in 2020 with LeBron James, which the Nets’ guard appeared to compare to the role Rick Fox played for LA during their title runs in the early 2000s. 

“I would say, some people are blessed to be in situations,” Dinwiddie said. “We don’t get mad at Rick Fox for winning a championship with Kobe and Shaq. Like some people are blessed and that’s great, but we can’t act like Rick Fox led them to a championship. Like, let’s not do that.”

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