Last year, Julius Randle took his game to the next level by adding dad strength. This offseason, he’s combining that with Rocky Balboa strength for quite possibly the strongest, grittiest combination of strength and grittiness the world has ever seen.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been making widespread changes throughout the organization and one such department to undergo immense turnover was the player development which is, well, basically nonexistent at this point.
Randle, along with the rest of the Lakers who are due to return next season, are nonetheless expected to return in the best shape of their lives so he did the only logical thing left to do:
He’s working out in alleys with a medicine ball and an old tire.
Don’t take our word for it, though. Just check out this tweet from @YucciMane in which, well, you know what they say: A picture is worth a thousand words.
Julius Randle is working on a euro step with a medicine ball and huaraches next to an AMPM, he's bout to drop 25/14 next season pic.twitter.com/16HTQocrCh— Yu (@YucciMane) May 10, 2017
Next up in Randle’s regimen: Chopping down trees, carrying said trees through snow-filled mountains, staring at pictures of a recently-deceased friend who was killed in the ring by a Russian bodybuilder turned boxer and any other parts of “Rocky IV” I might’ve forgotten.
Watch yourself Kristaps Porzingis (even though you’re from Latvia, not Russia).