Sure, that makes sense. After all, Randle, 20, was a one-and-done, star player at Kentucky before the Lakers made him the seventh overall pick in last year’s draft. Compare that to the 25-year-old Green, who stayed all four years at Michigan State and then lasted five picks into the second round in the 2012 draft.
On the other hand, Green has become the do-everything linchpin of a championship Warriors squad, and a 2014 NBA first-team all-defensive selection. So Randle might want to ease off the smack talk before playing more than, say, one single game in his pro career.
Then again, by all means, Julius, please loudly proclaim yourself unstoppable as often as possible. The Lakers don’t figure to be very good this year, so they may as well entertain us in other ways.
Randle will surely be emboldened by the fact that he scored 14 points, second-most for L.A., as the Lakers beat the defending champions Saturday, 85-70 … in a game played in San Diego that meant nothing at all.