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Kobe Bryant On Former Kentucky Star Julius Randle: "He's Lamar Odom In Zach Randolph's Body"

After being picked seventh overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, former Kentucky star Julius Randle wound up missing virtually his entire rookie season, breaking his right tibia just 14 minutes into the Los Angeles Lakers' first game. Randle is back, playing for the Lakers in the preseason, and so far, he's been impressive. Last night in a preseason game against Utah, Randle filled the stat book, scoring 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, and added five boards, four assists, three steals, and a block. He also drew praise from his typically-surly teammate, future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant.

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Center Roy Hibbert is also impressed.

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We may be looking at another NBA star from Kentucky. Shocking, we know.