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What Julius Randle of the New York Knicks Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked New York Knicks center Julius Randle about the watch case, speaker, and book he can’t live without.

I put Cholula on everything. I put it on eggs, I put it on pasta, it doesn’t matter what it is. I’ve got a teammate, Jordan Clarkson, and we’re both from Texas. I never really liked hot sauce, then Jordan introduced me to it. Cholula, for me, is not as hot as other hot sauces — it’s kind of mild — and now I use it for everything.

Basically, I use it to make me look good! When you use it, you look good, you feel good, you play good. It’s literally like a sponge for your hair; it makes your hair look curly and gives your hair a certain texture. You can use it in the morning before you get ready, and before you go out to a game. Whenever you’re about to be somewhere where you need to present yourself in a respectable manner and you need to look good, you use the sponge. Honestly, if you ask any athlete about it, I’ll guarantee you they’re going to know about it. It took over a couple years ago, and now it’s everywhere. I guarantee you other people on the Knicks use it, too.

Air Jordan 1’s go with anything. You can dress them up or dress them down. I can wear them just walking around, or I can wear them when I’m going to dinner. You can wear them with slacks for dressing up. Jordan 1’s just go good with anything. I’ve got them in a bunch of different colors.


It was a great book. My driver in L.A. recommended it to me. It definitely opened my mind up as far as how to think on everyday life. It just got me to think really positively — self-affirmation type things, where you speak things into existence. In the book, it’s all connected as far as speaking things into existence — whether you’re talking about what you want out of life, or work, or relationships, or whatever. You get positive results by first thinking positive things. I became a really big believer in that and meditation. It’s a book that I can open up at any time and read and it makes you feel good.