The LA Lakers accidentally identified a random white guy with a beard and a baby as Zach Galifinakis.
Who's that with Laurence Fishburne? (via reddit)
Just because you have the most celebrity-studded fan base in the world doesn't necessarily mean you're good at spotting them. The LA Lakers, in the most recent edition of "Lakers Magazine" (for the in-depth analysis you can't get from the Lakers Daily Tribune, I guess), rolled out their usual "Faces In The Crowd" section, which only shows celebrities despite a name that implies exactly the opposite.
Except this time, because they mislabeled a very determined-looking man with a red beard and a baby (with salon-quality hair that no amount of fame or cash can buy you) as Zach Galifianakis & son. It worked out ok, though, since the man was able to go on reddit and post the mix-up for beaucoup Internet karma. Even better, they also misidentified the man, Bushmaster805, as a Lakers fan, when he was in fact a Clippers guy (those exist) who happened to land free Lakers tickets.
You do have to admit that he bears a certain resemblance to ZG, and the Hangover movies have primed us to see Mr. Galifianakis (I'm getting a lot of practice typing that) holding a baby. At the same time, this guy looks like a Zach Galifianakis who grew up in a slightly more serious universe and went to night school instead of nightclubs because this Zach Galifianakis has responsibilities, god dammit, and can't risk it all on a movie career.
God damn, that kid's hair is awesome. I bet Zach Galifianakis' kid's hair looks like absolute dirt compared to this boy. Maybe the next time Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are at a game, they can find this guy and ask him for his child haircare secrets so their unborn child doesn't look like a garbage baby in comparison.
(by Johnny McNulty)