The time Kobe Bryant, then 17 or 18, made a beer run with Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

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Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Fallon tell the awesome tale – set in 1996, when Kobe was a rookie and turned 18 on Aug. 23 – of being together at a party that ran out of beer.

“I was on the bench, and he was doing comedy. And we were just kind of nobodies,” Kobe said. “So, they said, ‘Why don’t you guys go out and get some beers?’”

From there, another legendary Kobe story follows