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Julius Randle on Kobe Bryant, Lakers, post play, mother and foot injury

Taking one more look back at Thursday’s NBA draft, here is the complete transcript of what Julius Randle had to say after he was picked seventh by the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA DRAFT Julius Randle BROOKLYN, NEW YORK THE MODERATOR:  Julius, if you’d just start opening statements about being drafted by the Lakers, please. JULIUS …

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Kobe Bryant reaches out to Julius Randle with welcoming tweet

By LARRY VAUGHT Julius Randle had to have had a lot of thrills Thursday night when he was drafted No. 7 by the Los Angeles Lakers. But how cool was this tweet from Kobe Bryant to Randle: “Welcome Home @J30_RANDLE from one legendary institution to one epic franchise #LakersDraft.” Kentucky fans certainly agree with calling …

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Aaron Harrison likes “toughness” of Rajon Rondo, hopes to meet him one day

By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky freshman guard Aaron Harrison says he has patterned his game after a variety of NBA stars — Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Monta Ellis. “I try to take something from all of their games,” Harrison said. It’s also no surprise that he says his all-time favorite Kentucky player would be …

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Julius Randle tries to do same things as LeBron James

By LARRY VAUGHT The more you are around Julius Randle, the more you realize how special the Kentucky signee could turn out to be next year. Consider who he tries to mold his all-around game after. “If there is anybody, I watch LeBron (James) a lot. Tthe stuff that he does on the court as …

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Karl Towns confident Calipari will keep Cats rolling because he is a special coach

By LARRY VAUGHT New Jersey standout Karl Towns  doesn’t get to talk to UK coach John Calipari or UK assistant coach Orlando Antigua often because they are not allowed to contact him directly since technically is still only a high school sophomore even though he has reclassified to the 2014 recruiting class. Instead, Calipari contacts …

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