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.