During Game 1 of the first-round matchup between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets in the 2014 playoffs, the Rockets won over Twitter by posting a picture of criminal mastermind Sideshow Bob from the Simpsons with the caption: “Technical foul on Robin Lopez.”
Technical foul on Robin Lopez. pic.twitter.com/Aj6dIjY70y
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 21, 2014
It’s funny because, well, they both look identical, thanks in large part to the long curly hair they both sport. But it’s not the first time Robin Lopez has been compared to Sideshow Bob. In fact, he even admitted to the media at the start of the season that one of his nicknames is Sideshow Bob, and it looks like being compared to a killer from one of the most popular television shows of all time doesn’t bother him too much because he posted a selfie on Instagram yesterday with his doppelgänger lurking in the background.
Caption: Robert Terwilliger and yours truly #SideshowToSideshow #ILoveYouKelseyGrammer
Interesting that Robin Lopez called him Robert Terwilliger instead of Sideshow Bob. (Robert Terwilliger is his actual name, whereas Sideshow Bob is just his stage name.) Either way, it’s more than likely a little ode to Kelsey Grammer, the voice of Sideshow Bob, because Lopez wrapped up his caption with #ILoveYouKelseyGrammer. It makes for a fun picture, though.