Report: Lakers ask Ball, Kuzma to end public insults

The Los Angeles Lakers have asked Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma to tone down their public barbs posted to social media, according to a report from ESPN.

The Lakers spoke with both players after Ball released a rap diss track titled "Kylie Kuzma" that offered some very personal jabs directed at Kuzma. The track included a lyric about Kuzma, who was raised by his mother Karri, not knowing his biological father.

The rap song is the latest in an escalating series of public jokes the two teammates and close friends have hurled at each other. They exchanged insults on social media throughout the regular season, and that eventually led to Kuzma releasing a "Player Hater's Ball" roast of Ball in a video produced by Bleacher Report.

In a February interview with ESPN, both Ball and Kuzma said that their public taunts were good-natured and that neither of them took the insults personally. After the Lakers spoke with the two, it appears the saga is over.

"Everyone's had their fun now get back to work," Karri Kuzma tweeted Wednesday.

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PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with head coach Luke Walkton during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers sits on the bench during a break from the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-130. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on October 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Lakers defeated the Suns 132-130. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball upcourt during the second half of a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on October 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards on October 25, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes to the basket against the Detroit Pistons on October 31, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles the ball around Reggie Jackson #1 of the Detroit Pistons on October 31, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.� (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots during warm ups prior to start of a basketball game against Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center November 3 2017, in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores a basket against Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #24 of the Brooklyn Nets during half of the basketball game at Staples Center November 3 2017, in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores a basket against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of the basketball game at Staples Center November 5 2017, in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Brooklyn Nets on November 3, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 08: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 08: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers waits to enter the game during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 8, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
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