During the recent Lakers vs Bulls game, an uncanny Alex Caruso lookalike was spotted in the crowd complete with his signature headband.
Alex Caruso made his return to LA on Monday evening after signing with the Bulls this offseason.
‘Carushow’ was a fan favorite during his time with the Lakers, and was an integral part of the team’s 2020 NBA title.
Lakers share touching tribute video
Ahead of the game, the Lakers organization played a special tribute for the 27-year-old showing his highlights in the Purple and Gold.
Caruso was met with a warm reception from the Staples Center home crowd, as well as the Lakers team.
LeBron James in particular was one of the first people to go over to him after the game had finished. The Bulls won the game 121-103.
Hilarious Alex Caruso lookalike spotted in crowd
Caruso actually had a relatively quiet night. He had 0 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists in 34 minutes, but proved his worth on the defensive end.
He’s wasted no time in adjusting to life in Chicago, but it seems some Lakers fans are having a hard time letting go.
One fan in particular – an Alex Caruso lookalike – was spotted dressed in full Lakers gear, complete with Caruso’s signature headband.
TV coverage shared a split screen of Alex Caruso and his lookalike at one point, and the resemblance was uncanny.
Bulls man explained his decision to leave LA
Caruso signed a four-year, $36.9 million contract with the Chicago Bulls in the offseason. However, he told The Athletic recently that he was more than willing to let LA make a similar offer.
They report that LA initially offered three years and $21 million before the Bulls made their offer. Caruso came back to the Lakers willing to take a two-year deal worth $20 million, but the Lakers wouldn’t agree. It was at that point he decided to go with the Bulls.
“No dollars and cents higher than that ever came back,” Caruso said. “There’s no counters. It was just, I think, that was kind of all they had. And at that point, it was like, OK, I have to make an executive decision based on real life here.”