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Julius Randle dedicates a new basketball court in Lexington

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The fourth-year forward is giving back to the community he joined in college.

Image via @MattGoinsHL on Twitter

The NBA offseason has given members of the Los Angeles Lakers plenty of time to step away from the court before beginning the long grind of the regular season once again, and a few of them are using that downtime for some charitable works.

Lakers forward Julius Randle is entering a make-or-break year in his young career as he begins his fourth season in the league, and he certainly added some good karma entering his contract year when he showed up in Lexington, Kentucky (where he played his one-and-done season of college basketball for the Wildcats) to dedicate a court to the city alongside Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.

“Thank you for impacting my life so much when I was here,” Randle said at the event (via Trey Crumbie of Kentuck.com). “And impacting me so much to where I want to come back and do these things like this.”

According to Crumbie, the court cost $65,000 to build, and you can take a look at it below:

Randle joined Ivica Zubac among Lakers to get caught doing charity work over the last week, and good one the team for trying to do a little bit of good before getting whisked back into basketball again.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.