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Kobe is so old, new teammate Julius Randle was wearing a Kobe jersey when he was young | June 28, 2014

For The Win

Today’s sign that we’re all getting old: Kobe Bryant’s newest Los Angeles Lakers teammate — Kentucky freshman Julius Randle  — was one years old when Kobe was drafted in 1996.

And like any future basketball player born in 1994, Randle, who was taken with the No. 7 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, grew up a fan of the then-young Lakers superstar. He even has a #throwbackthursday picture of himself wearing a Kobe jersey (back before the Black Mamba switched to No. 24). Randle posted the picture after he learned he’d be taking his talents to Hollywood.

Oh y'all didn't know I grew up a LAKER fan?

A post shared by Julius Randle (@juliusrandle30) on

Somewhere in the world there’s a toddler currently taking his first, tentative steps. Though it’s hard to wrap your head around the concept, that baby could one day be playing on the same professional basketball team as…

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