Julius Randle On His NBA Goals: ‘Win A Lot Of Championships’

Julius Randle On His NBA Goals: ‘Win A Lot Of Championships’


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Coming into the NBA as a rookie is a lot of pressure. Coming to the Los Angeles Lakers as a rookie brings more pressure than any other organization in the NBA.

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The Lakers are a team that expects championships on a yearly basis. Re-building is something that the team rarely does, and when they do, it doesn’t last long. While most rookies may have individual goals such as winning Rookie of the Year, Randle shared his goals in his introductory press conference according to Lakers reporter Mike Trudell:

Randle grew up a Lakers fan, so he knows what the fans expect from the team. But it says a lot that he made no mention of any sort of individual goals, choosing only to focus on the team. He gives off the feeling that he will do anything he can that will benefit the team.

These are the things fans like to hear from a rookie, and Randle has a lot of potential to fulfill. He is a powerful big man who excels on the block, and is an excellent rebounder. He also has the ability to step out on the perimeter and hit jumpers.

Someone with the work ethic that Randle possesses is sure to fulfill all of the goals he has. And having Kobe Bryant right behind him, pushing him all the time is sure to help as well.
Lakers Forward Julius Randle First Phone Conference

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  • GOD CHRI$$$ ✞

    This kid seems to have a lot of motivation. Talking a big game as a rookie, telling the media he’s going to do everything he can to be one of the best. He has the talent and the potential to be a double double machine eventually in the nba. He has a winning mentality and that’s exactly what we’ve needed in LA.

    • Guest

      I know I always talk like this on 2K My Player

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Julius Randle was the #1 player in the USA for high school players in the best draft class in many years.Andrew Wiggins was the best Canadian high school player.Julius won 3 state championships in Texas high school basketball and he made it to the NCAA Finals game as a freshman at Kentucky.Randle is a winner.

    • comrade24

      i love that he said he’d rather play against Lebron than with him! hahahahahhahaa

  • LakersHeatBeef

    How many rookies do you hear talk like this?

  • lakerfor life

    Melo doesnt fit with the lakers… he’s not a motivated competitor. His mentality is not for championship… he’s just a a scorer. #ballhug