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Sasha Vujacic and Russell Brand: Separated at birth?

May 18, 2009 | 11:37 am

Sasha and Russell Sasha Vujacic, whose shooting of late has been more dangerous than a blind man at a knife throwing competition, managed to find at least a semblance of a shooting groove late in LA's 89-70 win over the Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals, scoring nine points in the fourth on 4-6 shooting.  Was it simply a matter of percentages finally turning in his favor?  The fruits of extra hours at the gym?  Finally relaxing and finding "the groove?" 


According to Kobe Bryant, it was the courtside presence of Sasha's "big brother," otherwise known as Aldous Snow, aka Russell Brand, of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame:

Given all the attention paid to the unsettling resemblance of Vujacic and Houston forward Luis Scola, it's nice to get a little twist to the separated at birth theme... and to know that the long held tradition of Sasha's teammates poking fun at him is alive and well. 

Check out this scene with Sas-- I mean Aldous, and decide for yourself.  Change the accent, give Sasha a better developed sense of comic timing?  Maybe Kobe is on to something: