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Kyle Kuzma in Dave season 2: Fans react to Lakers forward's cameo

Mafalda Costa June 18, 2021
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Fans were surprised to see NBA star Kyle Kuzma in Dave season 2, after the first two episodes aired Wednesday on FX. The whitest rapper Lil Dicky is back, with Dave season 2 featuring a lot of familiar faces.

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Fans surprised by Kyle Kuzma cameo on Dave

After more than a year of waiting, the first two episodes of Dave season 2, FX’s most-watched comedy ever, aired on Wednesday, 16 July – arriving on Hulu the following day.

The show, which last season had more than a handful of popular stars making special appearances, has upped its cameo game for season 2. 

And there was one celebrity fans weren’t expecting to see on screen.

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Kyle Kuzma, who plays power forward and short forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, makes a special appearance on Dave season 2.

During the show’s latest episode, Dave, after befriending Kendall Jenner, Instagram model Elsie Hewitt and Hailey Bieber in producer Benny Blanco’s pool, heads out to the bar to meet his friend Elz (played by Travis Bennett).

Elz just happens to bring along LA Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma and mysteriously fame-adjacent Instagrammer Zack Bia.

In typical Dave fashion, Lil Dicky makes a great first impression by professing his loyalty to the Sixers and then goes home early, bummed that his ex-girlfriend didn’t show up.

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Fans weren’t expecting to see the Lakers forward on TV, and didn’t hold back their thoughts:

Who is Kyle Kuzma?

Kyle Alexander Kuzma is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers.

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According to his website, after playing college basketball for the Utah Utes, Kuzma was selected as the 27th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Brooklyn Nets. 

On 3 July 2017, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Lakers, being later named on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.

He won an NBA championship with the Lakers in 2020.

Dave season 2 on FX

Dave season 2 premiered on FX on Wednesday, 16 July and became available on Hulu the following day.

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Based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, Dave tells the fictionalised rise to fame tale of rapper Lil Dicky, a neurotic man in his late-20s who has convinced himself he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time.

With the pressure mounting as he records his debut album, Dave has to decide whether he’ll sacrifice friendships, love and his own sense of self to make his dreams come true.

The series stars Burd, Taylor Misiak, Andrew Santino, GaTa, Travis Bennett and Christine Ko.

Other than Kyle Kuzma, other famous faces set to appear on Dave season 2 include Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd (Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X, and Kevin Hart.

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.