Sometimes rivalries just happen; sometimes you're born with them. Whether it's with your best friend or someone equally as talented from across the ocean, a rivalry can be mutually beneficial to both parties, forcing them to work harder, achieve more and always strive to be the best.
Rivalries between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, or even Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier have all pushed the individual athletes to do better. But like everything else, it had to start somewhere.
With the past Olympic games wrapping up, many of us got to see a few rivalries play out on the world's stage. Brand Jordan's latest This Is Where It Starts video outlines this exact type of a rivalry.
Although the storyline is fiction, it's still played out for many athletes throughout the years.
Take a look at the video above to follow the paths of two inspired basketball players on opposite sides of the world and see how their rivalry eventually becomes the driving force behind their respective careers. Enjoy!