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    A North Korean flag flies in the propaganda village of Gijungdong as a U.S. Army soldier stands guard at Taesungdong freedom village near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

    During the Washington Wizards' game against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday (note: they lost again), the crew at Verizon Center played Outkast's "Hey Ya!" during a break in the action. While doing so, the scoreboard panned to a shot of one half of the hip-hop duo, Andre 3000, sitting in the crowd. 

    People got excited, tweeted about it and even took pictures with Three Stacks like the one above. Only one problem: it wasn't him.

    That is what the venerable Dan Steinberg came to find out after writing a post about it. And as he always does, he got to the bottom of it: 

    The Wizards played Outkast while showing this chap on the big screen, but they never announced it was him. A team spokeswoman says they knew all along it was just some guy.

    To everybody's credit, but especially "Andre 3000," he's a pretty convincing doppelgänger. He's got the facial hair (obviously sculpted using the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Styler) and a similar face in general, but a few things stuck out to me:

    1. Dude's too big to be Andre 3000. The real one is rail thin.
    2. His clothes are too baggy.
    3. I don't think Andre 3000 has ever/will ever wear American Eagle.

    Take these with a grain of salt. I am a 23-year-old white Jewish man. 

    Anyway, we all got a laugh out of it, and the Wizards distracted us from yet another loss (3-19, by the way). It's only a matter of time before somebody wonders if the Wizards themselves are impersonating a basketball team. 


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