Sunday would have been Kobe Bryant's 42nd birthday and it was the first birthday of his since his tragic passing in a helicopter crash earlier this year. That led to accounts all over social media sharing Bryant-related content and one video, resurfaced by Complex, shows a teenaged Bradley Beal meeting Bryant for the first time.
Beal was with Team USA and waiting in a hallway with teammates who are now well-known NBA players: Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers and Quinn Cook. You can see on their faces how excited they were to meet the NBA legend.
Beal is in the red St. Louis Cardinals hat.
Bryant's influence on the next generation of NBA players is well-documented. This video helps show the impact he made.