In highlight of today’s news, Julius Randle outdid himself in a private workout at the Lakers practice facility. Randle showed great potential and considerable interest in wearing purple and gold.
With the NBA Draft right around the corner on June 26, Lakers could seriously consider drafting Randle with their lottery pick if he is available.
In addition, there’s been a lot of talk about Jurgen Klinsmann’s comments toward Kobe Bryant’s lucrative contract extension. Kobe brushed it aside calling it “comical” and spoke with ESPN during his visit to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.
Klinsmann believes Bryant is being overpaid for what he has done and not for what he will do over the next two seasons. Klinsmann used Bryant’s highly priced contract as his defense towards not picking USA’s Landon Donovan for this years World Cup. The U.S. coach believes Bryant is getting highly paid for what he has accomplished rather than how he’ll help the Lakers moving forward.
Bryant believes the comments to be comical. He knows the Lakers organization, as any other, will reward its players for what they have done as well as keeping a balance while planning for the future.
Lakers Nation News
Kobe Bryant Responds To Jurgen Klinsmann’s Contract Criticisms- Bleacher Report
Julius Randle Gives Lakers Something To Think About In PreDraft Workout- Bleacher Report
Lakers Rumors: Marcus Smart, Elfrid Payton And More Draft Buzz- Bleacher Report
Kobe Bryant Would Rather Watch World Cup Than NBA Finals- NY Daily News
Kobe Bryant ‘Not Okay With’ Time Duncan Winning 6th Ring Before Him- Bleacher Report
Who’s No.1? With 10 Days Until Draft, We Serve Up Mock 2.0- Fox Sports
2014 NBA Draft Preview: Philadelphia 76ers- Pro Basketball Talk
Report: Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat Have ‘Mutual Interest’- Pro Basketball Talk
2014 NBA Draft Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers- Pro Basketball Talk
Sterling v. Sterling Part 1: What Is A Trust And What Do The Sterlings Want?- SB Nation
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