Lakers Draftee Julius Randle Rocked Kobe Bryant Jersey As Kid (Photo)

by NESN Staff

June 27, 2014

The NBA is full of players who once wore Kobe Bryant jerseys. It just goes to figure that in a league full of people who, presumably, liked basketball as kids, at least a few rocked No. 8 (and later No. 24) Los Angeles Lakers jerseys.

Thanks to the wonders of social media, we now have visual proof.

Julius Randle became a brand-new Laker on Thursday night when the team snatched him with the No. 7 pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Randle, a power forward out of Kentucky, then supplied an Instagram photo of himself wearing a Bryant jersey as a kid.

Now for the part that should make a few of you (not to mention Bryant) feel old: Randle was 1 year old when Bryant was drafted in 1996. And now they are teammates.

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