Last summer, a legendary basketball player Larry Bird went viral on Twitter. Yet, it wasn’t for his great games and coaching. Instead, he blew up because…one user found his tomato doppelganger!
Is It A Plane? Is It Bird? No, It’s A Larry Bird Tomato!
Twitter user @bingowings14 recently sparked some laughs by simply posting a picture of a funny tomato. What seems like its pouting face looks right at the camera, and Paul, the poster, even put a funny hat on it. However, he didn't say who he thought it looked like. Instead, he let other users find their own look-a-likes of the vegetable.
By far, most people said that it looked like basketball icon Larry Bird. Thanks to the comparison, the post earned over 16,000 likes and 3,600 retweets. "Oh snap, thought that was Larry Bird for a second," said @realarmchairqb. "That tomato scored 34 points, 17 rebounds against the Lakers in the no AC game," added @mahhcus. In case you didn't know, that's a reference to Bird's most famous game for the Celtics, the 1986 NBA finals, in which the AC did not work inside the stadium, yet the Celtics prevailed. Soon enough, the pic even caught the attention from some famous people...
More Responses to the Larry Bird Tomato
“My goal in life right now is to find a Magic Johnson tomato which will, rightfully, sit side by side with Larry Bird tomato for tomaternity," added the user @rboger12, talking about Bird's rival with Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson. As you might imagine, this was just the start of a long line of jokes comparing the famous basketball star.
However, not everyone, including famed sports commentator Jeff Van Gundy, found it funny. "That's disrespectful," Van Gundy said. The photo also revealed an entire world of people with interestingly shaped vegetables that look like celebrities. From peppers and cucumbers to pumpkins and potatoes, there are many "vegetables with faces" out there! "My Rocky Balboa Potato begs to fight your tomato. C'mon!" @jeff20888246 tweeted, attaching a picture of his wacky potato. As for Paul, the user who found the Larry Bird tomato – he had to Google who the doppelganger was! He admits he's not a big basketball fan, so he had no idea who Larry Bird. In the end, he was happy to learn something new and give the Internet something to giggle about.