Kobe Bryant’s long lost twin was spotted at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics on Friday. Both Kevin Love and LeBron James shared pictures on Instagram and Twitter of Kobe and his “body double,” as Love called it. The resemblance between the two men is strong. NBA player Brandon Jennings, who is not on the Olympic team, thought the twin picture was hilarious.
After a bit of research, we learned via Kansas State’s Twitter the identity of Kobe’s doppleganger. The young man’s name is Erik Kynard, and he is a 21-year-old high jump specialist who attends Kansas State University.
While the two look really similar in the picture above, they look different in the photo snapped by LeBron James (seen below):
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Which one is the real Yu Darvish? If you said the one on the right because he looks like he’s in the middle of an actual baseball game and doesn’t have a jersey that reads “Minivish” on the back of it, fair enough. If you said the one on the right because you can tell by the face, you’re lying. The photo on the left that you see above was passed along to us by Beto Duran of ESPN Radio in Los Angeles. Apparently this Darvish lookalike was roaming the stands at the Rangers-Angels game in Anaheim on Friday night.
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One of the two men pictured above is an impersonator. The other is boxer, congressman, and international icon, Manny Pacquiao. I bet you can’t guess which one is the real Pac Man.
It’s actually the guy on the right. The dude on the left is just a lookalike who happens to be a huge Manny Pacquiao fan.
The Pacquiao lookalike — an airport worker from Houston, Texas — showed up to the Nonito Donaire fight in New York City Saturday night. He fooled fans, security, and ushers as he walked through Madison Square Garden. It’s easy to see why — he looks exactly like Manny Pacquiao.
So who is the man that resembles the boxing star?
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Experience has taught us that there are two types of lookalike fans roaming around: those who impersonate players just for fun and those who do it to cause a stir. Impersonators like this one and this one are just looking for a cheap laugh or two, and to their credit they executed their plans to perfection. Similar to this Tim Lincecum impersonator, the Brett Favre impersonator that is making the rounds in Green Bay is creating quite the buzz. Can you tell the difference?
I would probably fall for it, too. This guy looks exactly like Favre. The only thing that would tip me off is that he’s not crying at a podium or pretending to retire. Oh, and he’s wearing a Packers jersey.
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Giants closer Brian Wilson turned heads at the ESPYs with his spandex tuxedo that caught nearly everyone off-guard. The offbeat pitcher described the outfit by saying it felt like he was naked. I guess that’s a comfortable feeling. At least I hope that’s how it is, because one Wilson look-alike wore an identical outfit to the Giants-Phillies game Sunday. Check it out:
The fan in question is D.J. Silva, a young man from Roseville, Ca according to his newly created twitter profile. A woman who drove with him to the game described him as “a real cool guy that just happens to pull off the [Brian Wilson look] really well.
So what does Silva look like without the ESPYs tuxedo or even without the beard? Let’s take a look:
Wait, I’m confused. First of all, why is Ichiro sitting in the stands and not in the dugout while his team is up at the plate? Secondly, why isn’t he allowed to touch the baseball? Thirdly, why is he helping the other team? Come on Ichiro, your team was just about to have a man on third with two outs. Why would you pick up the ball and make him stay at second? Maybe I missed something here.
The Toronto Blue Jays fan they call “Lil’ Bautista” had the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the Blue Jays-Yankees game Friday. Lil’ Bautista (pictured courtesy of Big League Stew) is 7-year-old Curtis Hopkins, a youngster from Acton, Ontario. So what’s the big deal with him? Nothing other than he paints a beard on his face and looks just like Jose Bautista, who actually was out of the lineup Friday with an ankle injury. Check out the video of Lil Bautista throwing out the first pitch at the Jays-Yankees game Friday night: