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Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball, center, celebrates with teammate Kyle Kuzma, right, after the Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 110-98 in an NBA summer league championship basketball game, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

NBC Los Angeles noted that NBA rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma have formed a "Yin and Yang" for the Lakers this season. The former Pac-12 rivals have bonded well.

Ball explained why the duo get along.

"I just think it's his character," he said of Kuzma. "Off the court, he's a great person. So, on the court, you know he's going to play hard. You put those two together and (he's a) great teammate. Like I said, it started in Summer League and just picked up from there."

Lakers coach Luke Walton also had kind things to say about Kuzma.

"His personality allows him to kind of fit in. Vets really enjoy him. Young players get along great with him. He works so hard all the coaches think very highly of him," Walton said "So I think everyone just likes him and wants him to succeed. He plays really hard all the time. It's an easy way to earn the respect of everyone when you do that."

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