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Whoa! The Guy From 'Ballers' Is Denzel Washington's Son!

Commence freakout.
Probably John David Washington's reaction when he finds out why people are freaking out.
Probably John David Washington's reaction when he finds out why people are freaking out.

It turns out Ricky Jerret might not hate his dad so much after all.

After the Internet recently realized the actor who portrays Jerret on The Rock's HBO show "Ballers," John David Washington, is actually Denzel Washington's son, the collective freakouts commenced. And everyone was like: 

Twitter couldn't handle it and Instagram was even more frazzled. As someone aptly put it, "Look at what God did." 

And you should look at what God did. Seeing the pair side by side, it's amazing no one caught on sooner:  

Yeah, they're father and son, or Denzel is going all Benjamin Button on us and aging backwards. Either way.

As People notes, it did take a bit for us civilians to realize the connection, despite plenty of outlets such as Deadline reporting it before, but when the Internet finally got it, Things. Got. Cray.

Equally crazy, John David was actually in the NFL for a bit with the St. Louis Rams, but now with his role in "Ballers," it's clear the apple didn't fall far from the Denzel.  

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