WASHINGTON — Kyle Kuzma and Monte Morris remember being at a sleepover in elementary school and playing NBA Live. They created themselves as players in the game and put them on the same team. Years later both would achieve their goals of reaching the NBA. And this summer, they wrote another chapter in the storybook when Morris was traded to Washington.
All these years later, what they simulated in a video game is actually taking place in real life.
“Now, we’re sitting across from each other in an NBA locker room,” Morris said. “It gives me chills just talking about it because I know there’s a lot of kids all around the world doing that right now with their best friend. For us to do it and show that it’s possible and that it can happen, that’s all I want people to know.”
Variations of that same story were recounted by Kuzma and Morris on Friday, as the Wizards held media day at Capital One Arena. While the news of Morris getting traded to the Wizards had long since set in, this was the first day they put on their Wizards jerseys and interacted officially as teammates in the building they will now play their home games in.
They will not only be teammates, but they are likely to be in the same starting lineup. Kuzma’s spot is secure as one of the best players on the team and Morris…