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Carmelo Anthony Delaying Julius Randle’s Contract with LA Lakers

Former Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle will not make his NBA Summer League Debut Friday, due to him not having signed his contract with the LA Lakers yet. The holdup is apparently involving the Lakers’ pursuit of New York Knicks free agent forward Carmelo Anthony:   I’m told Julius Randle still hasn’t signed contract bc of Melo holdup. So it appears unlikely he will...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle to LA Lakers ‘was the best pick of the lottery’

The praise keeps coming in for the LA Lakers and their selection of Kentucky Wildcats power forward Julius Randle in this year’s NBA Draft. Count Grantland’s Andrew Sharp among those, and he went as far as to call Randle the best selection in the top 14 pick: If you factor in fit, potential, and value, this was the best pick of the lottery. There are questions about Randle...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Childhood photo of Julius Randle predicted his future

After the Los Angeles Lakers made Julius Randle the seventh-overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the 19-year-old player out of the Kentucky Wildcats pro basketball player factory took to social media to reveal that he was in fact a big fan of the Lakers, especially Kobe Bryant, way back when he was a wee […] The post Here’s Julius Randle wearing new teammate Kobe Bryant’s jersey...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant Welcomes Julius Randle To Lakers ‘From One Legendary Institution To One Epic Franchise’

One of the benefits of Julius Randle slipping deeper into the draft than he thought he should is that he gets to play for one of the NBA’s most historic franchises. As a Los Angeles Laker, the former Kentucky forward will be part of a team that’s won 16 championships.  He’ll also get to play with one of the all-time greats in Kobe Bryant, who welcomed Randle to the team following...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Randle recalls his first encounter with Kobe Bryant

This is a pretty cool story. For Julius Randle, the opportunity to workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and visit their practice facility in El Segundo was a dream come true. After reportedly putting on great show during his solo workout last week, Randle – who revealed that he was a huge Lakers fan – told the media how the entire experience gave him goosebumps. However, this wasn’t...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Ford Claims Julius Randle Skipped A Workout With The Celtics For An Interview With GQ

Most players would probably trip over themselves for the chance to display their talents to a team that owns the No. 6 and 17 picks in the NBA draft, but, according to a Chad Ford tweet, Kentucky forward Julius Randle didn’t see a second workout with the Boston Celtics as a huge priority. Randle sent a tweet about doing an interview with GQ about “style”, and according to Ford...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Julius Randle Skipped Celtics Workout for GQ Inteview

When I think of style and fashion sense, Kentucky forward Julius Randle is not the first person that comes to mind.  Randle obviously likes fashion though, because he allegedly blew off a workout with the Celtics for an interview with the stylish magazine. Randle skipped a potential 2nd workout w/ Celtics today for this -> MT @J30_RANDLE: Meeting with @GQMagazine today to discuss...
Via Thacover2
18 days ago  |  Discuss

More ‘Julius Randle to LA Lakers’ talk; Less concerned about foot

The time is almost here for former Kentucky Wildcats forward Julius Randle to officially become an NBA player. The 2014 NBA raft takes place this Thursday, and Randle figures to hear his name called within the first 10 picks. He would go even higher if not for concerns surrounding his right foot. Yahoo Sports originally reported Randle will likely require surgery on that foot...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Calipari: I Know What Team I Want Julius Randle To Go To In The NBA

Julius Randle is a likely a top-10 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. The former Kentucky forward, who spent one season in Lexington, Ky., is projected by most to go between No. 6 to No. 8.  Draft Express has Randle going No. 7 to the Lakers. has him going No. 8 to Sacramento. CBS Sports has one writer projecting Randle to go No. 6 to Boston, and two more predicting him to...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Nike Signs Julius Randle, Prints “You Can’t Handle Randle” Shirts

Julius Randle is the newest athlete on Nike’s promotional team, and the company did everything but roll out a Kentucky blue carpet for the talented forward in welcoming him. They’ve also printed “You Can’t Handle Randle” shirts, because clever names rhymes are always fun. Welcome to @Nike #CantHandleRandle — Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) May...
Via College Spun
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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