Every once in a while, we get ideas tossed our way that are too good to pass up. This is one of those ideas, brought to life by esteemed WFNY commenter I’m Ron Burgandy? (or IRB?, as he has grown lazy in his commenting ways). Below, enjoy the hard-hitting research of IRB? as he digs into the true underlying foundation to the success of our Cleveland Cavaliers.
Who doesn’t like a good game of professional athlete look-alike? In case you don’t know how to play, here are some examples:
1) We all know that Jimmy Clausen looks like an emu.
2) We all know that Mike Tomlin is also a doctor on House, MD.
3) You might also have noticed that Eli Manning just won eight gold medals in Beijing.
4) Honestly, who can’t help but think Andy Varejao doesn’t look just like Sideshow Bob?
But Andy is the easy one. So I got to thinking – do any of the other Cavs players look like anyone we know? Here’s the rundown that I thought of, with help from Scott, Craig, and my wife.
Your starting five:
Take former Buckeye Troy Smith. Give him full sleeves of tattoos, and you’ve got Mo Williams.
Delonte West looks a bit like Justin Timberlake in Alpha Dog.
LeBron James looks like the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. If you don’t believe me, check out the beards. Put a top hat on Lebron, or a pair of sunglasses on Abe, and boom. Twins.
Ben Wallace – ?uestlove’s ripped cousin.
And Big Z is almost as fond of trousers as his good buddy Wallace.
Wally Szczerbiak wants to know how many Abidigidals you see modeling.
Boobie Gibson once was the star of The Famous Jett Jackson.
Sasha Pavlovic once broke out of prison then broke in to break his brother out then somehow got another two seasons of prime time TV time on Fox.
Joe Smith doesn’t look like anyone famous – his looks are as commonplace as his name.
JJ Hickson is a real-life version of Bucky from Fat Albert!
Tarence Kinsey once disappeared in Africa to escape the clutches of Comedy Central.
So that’s all I’ve got, Cavs fans. Feel free to name former Cavaliers and their lookalikes, starting with Damon “P Diddy” Jones.