Lakers 1st-Round Pick Julius Randle Had a Kobe Bryant Jersey When He Was Younger

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffJune 27, 2014

via Julius Randle's Instagram

The Los Angeles Lakers selected Julius Randle with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Shortly after being drafted, the former Kentucky forward wanted to show Laker nation how long he's been a fan.

In a photo that will likely make Kobe Bryant feel extremely old, Randle posted a photo to his Instagram of him in a Kobe jersey from his youth basketball days with the caption: "Oh y'all didn't know I grew up a LAKER fan?"

Randle was born in 1994, just two years prior to Kobe Bryant's rookie year in L.A.

[Instagram]

Related

    Report: NBA Targeting 2020 for End of 1-and-Done

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Report: NBA Targeting 2020 for End of 1-and-Done

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Dray's Response to C-Webb's Shot 💀

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Dray's Response to C-Webb's Shot 💀

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Kawhi Meeting High on Spurs' Priority List

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Report: Kawhi Meeting High on Spurs' Priority List

    Mike Chiari
    via Bleacher Report

    Process or Die Merch Is Here — Join the Movement 🙏

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Process or Die Merch Is Here — Join the Movement 🙏

    Process, or D.I.E.
    via Process, or D.I.E.