We all have our celebrity doppelgangers. It’s a great way to indulge our over-inflated self-image. But the reality of who we actually resemble is often much less flattering than we’d care to admit. It can be downright upsetting.
And then there are times when we bear such a stunning likeness to someone that it’s just eerie. We’ve had some classic lookalikes around the NBA over the years, most recently Otto Porter and Lionel Richie, Steven Adams and Jason Momoa, and Kyle Korver and Ashton Kutcher.
Now, Brad Stevens has finally discovered his double in Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg. The Celtics coach recently sounded off on his uncanny resemblance to the 2020 presidential candidate from South Bend in an interview with NBC Sports Boston.
“I had friend a few years ago who said, I just met the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and he is incredibly impressive, and he looks exactly like you,” Stevens said. “And so, I’ve actually followed him pretty close, and I’ll be real candid: I love a lot of his platforms. I’m a big fan of his, so I haven’t endorsed anyone yet because I don’t get into the political stuff too much, but he’s a hard one for me to root against. He’s also rising pretty quickly.”
Indeed, the Harvard and Oxford-educated Buttigieg is a democratic wunderkind much in the same way the precocious Stevens took the NBA by storm when he entered the league as a fledgling coach. Both face an uphill climb in their respective pursuits, albeit one with relatively higher stakes than his distinguished counterpart.