Julius Randle shades Luke Walton, Lakers
It’s safe to say Julius Randle is happy to be rid of the Los Angeles Lakers.
While being introduced as a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, Randle took a pretty clear shot at the Lakers and coach Luke Walton, using the opportunity to say that Pelicans assistant Darren Erman was the first NBA coach he’d had to put him through skills workouts and defensive drills.
Julius Randle was asked at his introductory press conference about playing in Alvin Gentry's defense, and his response featured a little shade at the Lakers and Luke Walton: pic.twitter.com/TtwwEQeSCS
— TV's Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) July 14, 2018
Is LeBron James gonna stand for this sort of coaching? Have he and Walton even talked about it?
Of course, this may just be a case of Randle being a bit put off by how quickly the Lakers were willing to cast him aside to make their big offseason moves happen. Either way, it’s a nice bit of shade.