Being drafted by the Lakers is a dream come true for Julius Randle

06/27/2014 05:14 PM

“A dream come true” is more than just a saying when you look at Julius Randle being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shortly after being picked 7th in Thursday’s NBA Draft, the 6-foot-9 power forward posted a picture of himself wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey as a kid. When he says his dream became a reality, he wasn’t lying. Bryant is his idol, and the Lakers were his desired destination.

Now as a rookie in the NBA, he’ll get to learn under one of professional basketball’s greatest players in Kobe, and he’ll likely have an all-star big man in Pau Gasol helping him out as well.

When meeting with the media after his selection, Julius Randle was grinning ear to ear, but ready to go to work.


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