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Bill Bellamy Reveals the Sweet Gesture Kobe Bryant Did for His Son Baron: 'Such a Genuine Moment'

Bellamy shared the throwback story of the late NBA legend on Tuesday's episode of 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'

<p>Rodin Eckenroth/Getty, Dia Dipasupil/Getty</p> Bill Bellamy and Kobe Bryant

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Bill Bellamy and Kobe Bryant

Bill Bellamy is opening up about the sweet gesture Kobe Bryant did for his son.

Appearing on Tuesday’s episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show, the actor and comedian, 58, shared a story about the time his son Baron, 17, met the late NBA legend when he was working as a ball boy for the LA Clippers.

“It was Kobe’s last home game playing the Clippers and so I’d seen Kobe and I was like, ‘Hey man, can you meet my son?’ He was like, ‘You got a son?’ I was like, ‘Yeah you got to see my little guy.’” Bellamy explained.

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<p> Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty </p> Kobe Bryant and Bill Bellamy at a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers in 2016

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Kobe Bryant and Bill Bellamy at a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers in 2016

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However, Bellamy revealed that after the game it was becoming difficult for his son to meet Bryant due to the many reporters around him.

“This is what’s so crazy cause I was getting frustrated because Kobe had so many people around him because it was the last game, all the different reporters and I’m standing there with my son and I’m starting to get impatient,” the Cousin Skeeter alum said.

He then joked, “You know I’m starting to feel myself ‘cause I’m famous famous.”

<p>Kristen Bellamy/Instagram</p> (L-R) Baron Bellamy, Bailey Ivory-Rose Bellamy, Kristen Bellamy and Bill Bellamy

Kristen Bellamy/Instagram

(L-R) Baron Bellamy, Bailey Ivory-Rose Bellamy, Kristen Bellamy and Bill Bellamy

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“So I was like, ‘Oh man Kobe not gon' do it or whatever.’ And I will never forget, ‘I was like come on Baron let’s go home,’ ” Bellamy continued. “Soon as I said that Kobe said, ‘Hold up hold up,’ and he brought him over, took a picture.”

Referring to the throwback picture on the screen of Bryant putting his hands on Baron’s shoulders, Bellamy said, “You can see the picture, it’s a cute little picture.”

Bellamy added that it was “such a genuine moment” and he’s glad the meeting was able to be captured.

<p>Jennifer Hudson Show/YouTube</p> Bill Bellamy shares a photo of his son Baron and Kobe Bryant on 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'

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Bill Bellamy shares a photo of his son Baron and Kobe Bryant on 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'

“Kobe was such a really really good guy and great friend to me and you know I interviewed him on MTV when he first came in the NBA, he was like 17,” the Kindergarten Cop 2 star revealed. “I’m 75 but anyway,” he joked.

Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a Jan. 2020 helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of seven others.

In addition to Baron, Bellamy shares daughter Bailey Ivory-Rose, 20, with his wife Kristen.

And elsewhere during his appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show, Bellamy revealed that he tries to scare off the boyfriends of his daughter, "who's about to be 21."

"I'm old school, we interrogation at the door," the father of two said, before adding that he'd ask his daughter's suitors, "Do you have any felonies?"

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