Kobe Bryant Welcomes Julius Randle to Los Angeles Lakers During 2014 NBA Draft

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2014

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It appears Kobe Bryant is excited to play with Julius Randle next season.

The Los Angeles Lakers took the former Kentucky star with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. Minutes after Randle was drafted, the Black Mamba welcomed his newest teammate to Los Angeles:

Randle took to Twitter to express how grateful he was to get the opportunity to wear purple and gold:

[Kobe Bryant, Julius Randle]