By Sam Laird
Gigi Datome is an Italian professional basketball player who had a brief stint in the NBA but is better known for his super cool hair and beard.
Now you can add another distinctive piece to Datome’s look — one that gained him a famous new friend.
In a recent game, Datome suffered a nasty forehead gash. Look at this thing.
But wait. Just. One. Damn. Minute. Here.
Looks a bit familiar, doesn’t it?
— Mert genel olarak (@TozluMert) March 13, 2017
Datome himself noticed the coincidence and used it to give a shoutout to J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series.
— Gigi Datome (@GigiDatome) March 12, 2017
Lo and behold! Rowling, who’s something of a Twitter legend, wrote back a day later.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 13, 2017
Finally, as noted by SB Nation, Rowling even follows Datome on Twitter now, an honor only 461 other people can claim.
Magic, man. It’s everywhere.