This week’s hot new distraction from our impending self-made mutual destruction is Google’s Arts and Culture app. More specifically, it’s a feature that matches selfies with (theoretically) similar works of art. Since the sport of basketball is a beautiful work of art, it seems only natural to run our favorite Timberwolves players through the app and see what we find.
Thibs was an assistant basketball coach at Harvard from 1985 to 1989. He only missed coaching his doppelganger, Rt. Reverend William Lawrence, by 100 years! Lawrence was known for preaching to his congregation about their “need to improve.”
Wow! This guy’s name is Wolf! Talk about an appropriate match. Here’s hoping Towns grows matching facial hair as he matures.
Mama Plastic would be a good nickname.
This isn’t the best resemblance but it’s hard to deny the spot-on smile.
Nothing to see here but two fellas you don’t want to mess with in the paint. (See what I did there?)
Is … is this a mural of Jeff Teague?
We found several great matches when we ran Belly’s face through the app. Is he a muse for great artists throughout history?
I know one of these photos is technically a match for Bjelica’s face, but look at those brows! They scream “Tyus!”
This photo reflects Gorgui’s essence both visually and spiritually.
Why aren’t there more artistic portraits of people missing a tooth? That’s a museum that I would visit.
In this parallel universe, Ravi Rubio led India to Olympic basketball fame.
This is what it would look like if GQ hired Paul Cézanne for one of Kevin Love’s photo shoots.
The similarity is all in the forehead. The spitting image of a younger Papa Glen.
Did you know the Wolves have a general manager that ISN’T Tom Thibodeau? It’s true! This match captures his unmistakably boyish visage.
Wow! What a stunning piece of art! This match is almost too perfect …