If you needed visual proof to back that statement up, you got it just before the Warriors tipped off with the Timberwolves on Friday night.
Bell served as the Warriors' captain prior to the game. He walked to midcourt, gave some love to Timberwolves captain Karl-Anthony Towns and posed for a photo with two young fans (see the video at the top of the article).
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Generally, the players select who will be the captain for each game, and it's usually a different player for each game.
It's been an interesting 48 hours for Bell, but this gesture has to be a good sign for the second-year forward.