6/27/2016 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Denzel — the actor — was at Madeo over the weekend when he explained why it was important for him to meet the former Michigan State star.
FYI, Valentine — who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the #14 pick — was actually named after the “Training Day” star.
Moral of the story — Wanna meet Denzel Washington? Just name your kid after him. It’s that easy.