“He can’t guard me!”

The then 20-year-old Julius Randle showed no fear while playing against newly crowned NBA champion Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors during the preseason, and he didn’t hold back when it came to trash talking, either.


However, if you thought this was the beginning of a fierce rivalry between the two players then you are mistaken.

Since their little encounter, Randle and Green have been texting back and forth, and the pair even plan to workout together this summer, according to Serena Winters from Lakers Nation.

“I think once [Randle] gets in that rhythm, a real rhythm, I think he’s really going to be a force to be reckoned with,” Green said, per Winters. “I think with the tools that he has, the heart that he has, the emotion that he has about the game. I think he can be a very, very special player.”