Kobe’s message to Julius Randle “If you f**k this up, you’re a really big idiot”
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Kobe had a very simple and direct message for 19 year old rookie Julius Randle.
“If you fuck this up, you’re a really big idiot,” Bryant said after the Lakers victory over the Jazz “ESPN are idiots, but you’re really a big idiot if you manage to fuck this up.”
If hearing that from one of your teammates who happens to be one of the all-time greats who also happens to be one of your childhood favorite players isn’t a big enough incentive to work your ass off and become a success within one of the most successful franchises of all-time then I don’t what is.
“It’s for me to mess it up,” Randle said with a laugh as he recalled Bryant’s message. “Kobe said you can’t mess it up unless you want to. I intentionally have to mess things up.”