This is Kobe Bryant and Richard Hamilton posing with the late, great Craig “Ironhead” Heyward at the McDonald’s All-American game back in 1996. That’s seventeen years ago, with the only major difference in Kobe’s appearance being that he’s put on some muscle since then. He is officially the NBA’s very own Richard Alpert.
Sadly, the same cannot be said for Rip Hamilton, who looks more and more like Ruthie from the Real World with each passing day.
Now enjoy this clip of Ironhead Heyward happily taking on a Miami safety. The closeup on the replay is just glorious:
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