Having the same name as a famous person can be pretty darn frustrating. Just ask fictional character Michael Bolton from the movie Office Space about his unfortunate name-sharing with the smooth pop singer.
Journalist Aaron W. Gordon shares the same name as a famous basketball player for the Orlando Magic.
A fact that befuddled a fan of Gordon (the basketball player, not the transit writer for the Village Voice) to the point where he direct messaged the Gordon he's not a fan of to tell him he doesn't have the right name.
It's a wild interaction that defies logic. It's hard to tell if the Twitter user is joking or not; hopefully he is.
First, Gordon gets reamed for trying to steal views by having the same name as the basketball standout.
Yes, he actually told him to legally change his name now, apparently because he hasn't "earned the right" to have it.
Apparently this guy is the Twitter click police now.
People loved the exchange, calling it one of the "most online things" ever.
This is one of the most online things I've seen. Can't do anything but tip my cap.— David Roth (@david_j_roth) November 2, 2017
It didn't take long for the jokes to start rolling in.
Nah, you should totally change your name to something no one else has: Beyonce Kardashian.— Kevin F. Broom (@Broom_Kevin) November 2, 2017
First, he'd have to ensure he earned that name change, of course.
Gordon continued in the replies and defended his position.
Others think he should run with the name-sharing to boost his journalism career.
maybe if you got a gif of yourself writing or reporting or something— Cov-Tcalaquilac-fefe (@tcalaquilac) November 2, 2017
slamming a story in right at deadline
And somewhere, in New York City, there's a man somewhere living with the opposite problem.
There’s totally some sweaty homebound MTA-obsessed New Yorker furious his feed is all jacked up with Orlando Magic usage rates.— Patrick J. Sauer (@pjsauer) November 2, 2017
We can only hope this is true.