The courtside presence of the second pick in the 2012 NFL Draft had an impact on the No. 3 selection in the 2012 NBA Draft. Meanwhile basketball's best player paid postgame respect to that dynamic football rookie, D.C.'s reigning sports hero.

Bradley Beal, the aforementioned third selection, had a front row seat to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin taking in the Wizards stunning 105-101 upset over the Miami Heat. Shortly after tipoff RGIII strode out from the bowels of the Verizon Center to his seat located shotgun snap distance from the Wizards bench - or more specifically, about five seats over from the injured John Wall.

Observant fans in the vicinity broke out in uncertain "wait, is that him" applause. Later in the quarter, Griffin image flashed on the overhead scoreboard sending the non-sellout crowd into roaring mode.

Beal, still young enough at 19 for some awestruck-ness to creep in despite his own stature, acknowledged a boost with RGIII's aura in the house.

"You see him there, it kind of gets you going," Beal said postgame in a rare upbeat Wizards locker room. "Just to see him over there shows his support for the city."