Memphis Grizzlies fans had no love for a Bill Belichick lookalike fan who attended Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
During the first half of the game at the FedEx Forum, Peyton Manning, who played his college ball at Tennessee, was shown on the jumbotron and got a big applause.
Peyton Manning in the house pic.twitter.com/tXH5gmQkln
— Grizzly Bear Blues (@sbnGrizzlies) January 17, 2019
According to radio host Chris Vernon, a Belichick lookalike was shown afterwards. Grizzlies reporter Sharon Brown says the fan got booed.
Funniest moment of first half… they showed Peyton Manning on the jumbotron – and then right after happened to show this guy that looked exactly like Belichick pic.twitter.com/8neTANbwfD
— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) January 17, 2019
The fan really did look like Belichick with his hairstyle and cutoff hoodie. He ranks pretty highly on our list of lookalike fans — and there are lots of them out there.
It’s been a while since we’ve posted a look-alike fan here at LBS, but this one is too well deserved to ignore.
At Monday’s Nationals-Tigers game, a Bryce Harper look-alike was spotted. From the profile, you would swear it was Harper:
— SportsProducerKeith (@sports7producer) May 9, 2016
It’s the beard, sleeve and wristband that does it, I tell you!
Looking at him from straight ahead, though, you can see the difference.
Not Bryce Harper, not creepy at all pic.twitter.com/FsaVlTbCUc
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) May 9, 2016
Kid needs to put on about another 50-60 pounds of muscle to get the Harper look down. Outside of that, he’s right on.
Whether he’s doing the “Discount Double Check” or appearing in some skits with Hans and Franz, Aaron Rodgers has become State Farm’s most notable NFL figure. Their latest commercial about the quarterback features an Aaron Rodgers look-alike named Tom Wrigglesworth.
Wrigglesworth is a stand-up comedian from Sheffield, England, who just so happens to strongly resemble the Packers quarterback. Back in October, Wrigglesworth traveled to Green Bay and had Packers fans stopped dead in their tracks because they confused him for the quarterback.
The video below shows the reaction of many fans and Packers players upon seeing Wrigglesworth, who is a dead ringer for the QB. You can also see what happened when Rodgers and Wrigglesworth finally meet.
Unfortunately, Rodgers does not look as closely to Wrigglesworth without his mustache, but they still are nearly identical.
Look at these twins:
Little Birdman fan boy Gianni Zandri is so detailed in his resemblance to the real Birdman — Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen — that it’s really incredible.
Little Birdman has received attention going back to last year when he showed up to Heat games sporting a mohawk. At the time he resembled Birdman, but he didn’t exactly have the full look down.
Had an amazing time with Dad last night at the NBA Finals in Miami- Go Heat! I was lucky to meet so many cool people! pic.twitter.com/OU41jot6UG
— Gianni Zandri (@GianniZandri) June 10, 2013
It wasn’t until later that his dad started taking him to an artist before games so he could have Birdman’s tattoos colored onto his body. According to the New Times, the process took 4.5 hours and was done the first time so Gianni could get a picture with his favorite player.
Little Birdman blew up during Game 6 of the Finals last year when Shaq invited him onto the court and took a picture with him. Soon after LeBron James’ mother Gloria met him and had him take a picture with LeBron. He was even invited into the locker room last year to hold the Larry O’Brien Trophy!
— Gianni Zandri (@GianniZandri) June 22, 2013
What’s so impressive is Gianni’s attention to detail with the tattoos; as he’s gotten more into it, he’s increased the amount of tattoos he has drawn on his body.
The picture below is from last year’s Finals:
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Brian Wilson is one of the most unique-looking players in MLB, so it makes sense that he would have some fans trying to copy his look. In fact, one showed up to Nationals Park on Monday to cheer him on during the Dodgers’ 4-0 loss to the Nationals. The guy had the big black beard and was every bit as fiery as the reliever.
When Wilson didn’t get the close calls, nobody was more ticked off than this guy:
But when he did get a call, it was game on!
Below you can watch the full video of the fan reacting:
[Previously: Brian Wilson fan wears funny ESPYs outfit]
H/T DC Sports Bog
Seriously, how freaky is this? When I first looked at that picture, it took me a minute to figure out which one Nadal was. Not even joking.
Rafael Nadal is the guy on the left, while the dude on the right is a Madrid bus driver named José Manuel Ramiro. Tell me they don’t look like twins.
How much accidental tail do you think that dude gets just because he looks like Rafa? The spillover trim must be incredible. He probably never has to buy a drink anywhere he goes. Does it even matter if he probably can’t swing a tennis racket? Heck no. He has everything he needs going for him.
Wondering how this all came about? Nadal, who is from Manacor, was honored as the adoptive son of Madrid in his home country of Spain. Apparently Ramiro has worked as a double for Nadal on a car commercial in the past, so no surprise Rafa remembered him. How could he not?
If you enjoyed this, you’ll like all of the lookalike fans we’ve posted about in the past.
How did opening day treat Bryce Harper? Put it this way: the 20-year-old phenom is on pace to hit 324 home runs this season. Harper hit a pair of home runs — in his first two at-bats of the season — and accounted for the only two RBIs of the game in the Washington Nationals’ 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday afternoon.
To make matters more exciting, a Jayson Werth look-a-like caught Harper’s first home run. As you can see from the photo above that DC Sports Bog passed along, the lucky fan was in full uniform and rocking the classic Werth beard and a pair of sunglasses. The MLB season may be only a day old, but we’ve already received a fantastic edition to our growing list of look-a-like fans.
As for the game itself, Nationals fans have to be thrilled with the way things played out. There is still a very, very long way to go, but Harper’s two home runs and Stephen Strasburg’s dominating seven innings of three-hit, no-run ball serve as a reminder that the franchise’s plan is coming to fruition. Assuming they can remain healthy, the Nats should be one of the most exciting teams in baseball all season long.
Photo via @jtannenwald