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Isn’t this an interesting piece of information.  Is it news? Nope, but it is a fun little fact. Rapper & part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, Nelly, used to walk a certain NBA player to elementary school.  Check out who it is after the jump…



Via BR / WashingtonPost:

According to the Washington Post‘s Michael Lee, the world-famous rap star of the 2000s used to be a star athlete at the same school Beal’s mother worked for, and the result was a relationship with Bradley Beal that dates back well before his development into a basketball star.

“I knew who we was, but I didn’t know,” Beal said of the now 39-year-old Nelly. “He used to walk me to school sometimes, when I was a little kid. He wasn’t as big as he is now, but he was an up-and-coming rapper and eventually ‘Country Grammar’ came out” in 2000.


Tuesday’s victory also was the first time that Beal could remember Nelly actually attending one of his games – and he bounced back from a slump with 21 points on 10 of 18 shooting.

“Yeah, I needed him to be able to show up to games,” Beal said with a laugh, when asked about Nelly, “but nah, I just stayed with it. My teammates did a great job of setting me up. And I was shooting the ball with a lot of confidence and was fortunate to get a couple to fall.”

Beal was playing so well that Nelly started heckling him to let up a bit on Charlotte. “He was telling me, ‘Don’t do ‘em like that.’ It was cool,” Beal said with a smile. “He owns a little bit of the Bobcats, so I was like, I couldn’t really say too much. Couldn’t shake his hand, but it was definitely cool.”