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From Left Field: Utah's Kyle Kuzma gets recognition from Kevin Durant



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Kyle Kuzma gets a Kevin Durant shoutout

Utah's Kyle Kuzma has had quite the summer. After being drafted No. 27 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers, he won summer league MVP honors thanks to terrific play leading the Lakers to the tournament win. Afterward, he posted this on Instagram:

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[You can call me anything but don't forget to call me an MVP and a CHAMP #Lakeshow](https://www.instagram.com/p/BWrH7lJAugw/) > > A post shared by Kyle Kuzma (@kuzmakyle) on > >

Then, on Wednesday, finals MVP and champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors tweeted this:

> Oh yea "you can call me anything but don't forget to call me an MVP and a champ"-Kuzma > I feel u my g 💯 > > — Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) [July 19, 2017](https://twitter.com/KDTrey5/status/887734634334658560)

It's good to get a shoutout from the best.

Your legs on cycling

Paweł Poljański is racing in the Tour de France this July and has completed 17 stages. He posted this photo after finishing his 16th stage.

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[After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired 😬 #tourdefrance](https://www.instagram.com/p/BWshQ0FhGhY/) > > A post shared by Paweł Poljański (@p.poljanski) on > >

For those curious, Cycling Weekly did a story on the science of why the cyclist's legs looked like that after the race.

Jozy Altidore's twister

The United States men's national team was playing El Salvador Wednesday night, and forward Jozy Altidore found himself in the box marked by Henry Romero. That's when Romero did this:

> El Salvador player bites,nippletwits Jozy Altidore. That is a real sentence. [pic.twitter.com/kHVqBukW5B](https://t.co/kHVqBukW5B) > > — Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) [July 20, 2017](https://twitter.com/TroyMachir/status/887863642439294977)

Luckily, it led to a tremendous quote by Altidore after the game:

> Altidore: "My girl is mad at me. She’s mad at me, she’s mad at Romero. She’s like ‘Only I can bite u, only I can grab your nipples.’ [\#usmnt](https://twitter.com/hashtag/usmnt?src=hash) > > — Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) [July 20, 2017](https://twitter.com/SoccerInsider/status/887887951346122752)

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