Lindsey Vonn/Sharon Stone and 20 Other Sports Look-Alikes
Lindsey Vonn. Jon Gruden. Michael Phelps. Pat Riley.
These four and countless other sport figures have doppelgangers that bare uncanny resemblances to some of the most important people to ski down a mountain, coach on the sideline, swim in the Olympics and sign the NBA's top free agents.
Here are 20 of the best sports look-alikes.
Honorable Mention: Mike Greenberg/Edie Falco
Mike Greenberg from Mike and Mike in the Morning might want to check and see if his mom is actually a famous actress who starred on The Sopranos.
The ESPN radio personality shares many features with Edie Falco, including similar eyes and mouth.
Maybe this can be brought up for debate on the next show that he does with Mike Golic.
For the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach, Chucky from the Child's Play film series is easily Jon Gruden's doppelganger.
The resemblance is so uncanny that Gruden's nickname is Chucky.
Is it the hair color? The facial expressions? Or maybe a mixture of the two?
Will Chucky be calling South Florida home?
In August, the Miami Heat point guard released a single titled "Se Va Conmigo." The Puerto Rican-born hoopster got help from Yomo on the radio-friendly track.
With Carlos Arroyo's auto-tune vocals and reggaeton beat, it only enhances the shiny bald head and sunglasses.
Sound familiar? That's right.
Think of him as a slimmer Pitbull, of "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" and "Bon, Bon" fame.
Mike Tomlin/Omar Epps
In case there's ever reason to tab a screenplay on Mike Tomlin becoming the NFL's youngest coach to ever win the Super Bowl, the actor can be written in stone.
Omar Epps (House, Love & Basketball) looks almost identical to the Pittsburgh Steelers' head coach. The smile, facial structure...
Is it possible that they were twins separated at birth a la The Parent Trap?
Nick Johnson/David Denman
Free agent Nick Johnson is looking for a team this offseason after a tough season with the New York Yankees.
His doppelganger, David Denman, is best known for his role as Roy on The Office.
Pam Beesly's former fiance has the same facial hair and face. His character on the show was a big Philadelphia Phillies fan since he lived in Scranton, so maybe the Phils are next for Johnson.
Jason Wahler/Ben Roethlisberger
With all of Ben Roethlisberger's extracurricular activities, he might very well be suited for an MTV reality show.
Jason Wahler from Laguna Beach could very well be his brother from another mother.
When Roethlisberger maintains his hair instead of letting it get greasy and dirty, they both have the same 'do. Then there's the signature goatee.
Greg Olsen/Michael C. Hall
No word on whether Dexter is among Greg Olsen's favorite TV shows, but his resemblance to Showtime's lead character is almost as scary as the subject matter.
The Chicago Bears tight end played football for the University of Miami, and the title character actually works for the Miami Metro Police Department.
Coincidence? Probably. Maybe we can ask Michael C. Hall.
Dan Marino/David Hasselhoff
Both are bowed down to by their respective fanbases.
Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and David Hasselhoff share more than just the same hair gel and smile.
Whether Marino knows any words in German from growing up in Pennsylvania remains to be heard.
Pat Riley/Michael Douglas
If a film is made about how Heat president Pat Riley was able to make the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh signings work, look no further than Michael Douglas for the Oscar-winning role.
The slicked-back hair. The suit and tie. Think Wall Street.
The pair has been spotted sitting next to each other at various events before.
Make it happen, Hollywood!
Tom Brady/Justin Bieber
Take this as pure fun, but don't deny hearing the joke several times over the past few months.
The longer New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lets his hair grow out, the more he looks like an older Justin Bieber.
You know, the 16-year-old pop star who has tween hearts all in a flutter.
Don't expect a haircut anytime soon with the way he and the Pats are playing in the AFC East.
Robert Horry/Will Smith
Forget about a sports movie centered on the man on the basketball team.
Why not try something new with the role player who can't stop winning championships? If that's the case, look no further than Will Smith for a film on Robert Horry's success.
There's the smile, skin tone and hair—and their ears are almost too perfect to be true.
Philip Rivers/Adam West
Who knew that Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers was Batman in another life?
Adam West, who was best known for playing the caped crusader in the 1960s, could easily be the quarterback's father.
How eerily similar are the nose and eyes?
No word yet on whether Rivers has an array of technological goodies at his home—or a spandex suit and alter ego.
Jennie Finch/Missi Pyle
One is the most recognizable softball player in the world. The other has appeared in movies such as Dodgeball and Big Fish.
Jennie Finch and Missi Pyle could easily be twins despite the eight-year age difference.
They both have blond hair, pretty smiles and loads of talent.
If there ever were to be a film chronicling the dominance of Team USA softball, look to Pyle to play the protagonist.
After all, everyone already knows she can dodge a wrench...and a ball.
Wayne Rooney/Devon Murray
Wayne Rooney is one of the world's most popular and recognizable footballers. Devon Murray plays a secondary character in the world's highest-grossing film franchise of all time.
Murray plays Seamus Finnegan in the Harry Potter movies. Rooney is a striker for Manchester United and the English national team.
When I had the pleasure of meeting Murray a few years ago, he and I joked that a film should be written about Rooney and his life so that he could get the lead part.
The forehead? Check. The chin? Check. The accent? Check.
Pharrell Williams/Caron Butler
Dallas Maverick Caron Butler has game on the basketball court, but does he have promise in the music industry?
If looks mean anything, he very well could. His celebrity doppelganger is Pharrell Williams of N*E*R*D fame.
One thing's for certain: They both have all the moves.
Sidney Crosby/Andy Samberg
If the NHL could become more nationally relevant and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup, how awesome would it be to see Sidney Crosby and Andy Samberg come up with a digital short for Saturday Night Live?
Forget about being on a boat. Forget about a sexy saxophone player. Forget about Shy Ronnie.
This has potential with their curly locks and boyish charm.
Make it happen, Sid the Kid.
It's only fitting that arguably the world's top footballer looks much like members of his favorite band.
Argentina's Lionel Messi puts the shaggy hair and boyish looks to use as part of an Oasis tribute band he created with a teammate.
Ironically enough, he will perform on tour as Noel Gallagher, the guitarist of the British band.
Michael Phelps/John Krasinski
During the 2008 Olympics, people began wondering how long it would be before the Michael Phelps story became a movie.
After all, breaking the record for most gold medals surely warrants a full-length film.
In comes John Krasinski, one of the stars of The Office.
They both are tall and skinny, nerdy but cute, and have big ears. Match made in heaven.
Joe Sakic/Harry Connick, Jr.
Former Colorado Avalanche Joe Sakic played three decades' worth of hockey.
Away from the ice, his doppelganger sings Christmas songs and became a fan favorite on Will & Grace. Harry Connick Jr. and he must share envious hair tips and light-colored eyes.
No word on whether any Connick music was played for Sakic's swan song...
Kevin Hart/Nate Robinson
Both are personalities, to say the least.
Nate Robinson might be the smallest player on the basketball court, but his hustle gets him playing time and loyal fans for the Boston Celtics.
Then there's comedian Kevin Hart and his Def Comedy Jam routine.
Bring them together and you've got a pair that could easily pull off twins.
Lindsey Vonn/Sharon Stone
Take a second glance at the above issue of ESPN The Magazine.
That's not actress Sharon Stone, but American alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn doing her best Basic Instinct imitation.
If Stone's films get revisited anytime in the future, look no further than the world champion skier.
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