Finally, after a seemingly endless season of despair, the Lakers are able to hold the fruit of their struggles. Come draft night, the seven-month ordeal seemed to be wiped from the minds of the fan base as the buzz and furore of the future took over.
The evening was awash with rumor. How far would Joel Embiid fall? Could Exum fall to seven if the Magic, Jazz and Celtics pardon his pleas? Would an 11th hour trade hand LA two mid-first round picks in exchange for their seventh? Ultimately, we were left without a great shock as the much debated selection of Randle was finally confirmed. But don’t come off of your high just yet, here’s four reasons why the Kentucky freshman should have fans smiling for a long time to come.