Knicks All-Star Julius Randle hilariously reveals why he wants to be Team LeBron
Julius Randle will represent the New York Knicks in the 2023 All-Star Game in Salt Lake City on Sunday night. He’ll also compete in the Three Point Contest on Saturday night in place of Anfernee Simons, who injured his ankle in Portland’s loss to Washington on Tuesday night.
This will be Randle’s second time as both an All-Star and representing the Knicks at All-Star Weekend. After a disappointing 2021-22 season, the 28-year-old forward is in the midst of his best season yet.
In Utah, Randle will either be on Team Giannis or Team LeBron. Instead of having the All-Star draft televised on TNT leading up to All-Star Weekend, the draft will be televised 30 minutes before the All-Star Game begins on Sunday. Randle’s already made it clear what team he would like to be on, and his reason why is great.
Knicks’ Julius Randle hopes he is drafted by Team LeBron for 2023 All-Star Game
A couple of weeks after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA all-time scoring leader, LeBron James will lead his team in the All-Star Game. It’ll be LeBron’s 19th All-Star appearance, which ties Kareem’s number of appearances to lead the league.
LeBron is 38 years old, but he hasn’t shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. He signed a two-year extension with the Lakers ahead of the 2022-23 season and has said that before he retires, he would like to share the court with his son, Bronny James.
Even though Father Time doesn’t seem to affect LeBron, Julius Randle wants to play on the same All-Star team as LeBron before he retires. Randle’s career started in Los Angeles in 2014, but the 2017-18 season was his last with the Lakers. That offseason, LeBron signed with the Lakers in free agency while Randle went to the Pelicans.
When Randle was an All-Star in 2021, he was on Team Durant, who ended up losing to Team LeBron, 170-150. Now that Randle knows what it’s like to be on the opposite sideline, he wants to spend his second All-Star appearance on Team LeBron. Can you really blame him?
LeBron, if you’re reading this, please select Julius Randle. Oh, and you’re not that old. Okay, well maybe you are, but you don’t show it!