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Robin Lopez Takes A Selfie With His Twin, Sideshow Bob

May 2, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum (88) and center Robin Lopez (42) react after a foul call against the Houston Rockets during the second quarter in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

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.”

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.

Scott Rafferty