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At the Olympics, Anthony Davis learned he wasn’t alone, unibrow-wise (VIDEO)

Dan Devine
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So this is what it sounds like when doves cry.

After Team USA completed its gold-medal run through the 2012 Summer Olympics in London with a 107-100 win over Spain on Sunday, the U.S. began celebrating their hard-earned victory and sharing pictures of their reverie on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. But while many American players elected to showcase their medals in a variety of poses, the team's elder statesman, Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, found a different means of social media commemoration — letting the world know that, in his journey through life with an all-encompassing unibrow, little-used USA big man/New Orleans Hornets rookie-to-be Anthony Davis is not alone, because Armenian wrestler Gadzhimurad Nurmagomedov exists.

You can learn more about the interaction in the video above, thanks to our friends at the Yahoo! Sports Minute, but here's the gist. During a post-medal meeting, Bryant spotted Nurmagomedov, instantly registered the forehead-follicular resemblance, corralled him and grabbed Davis, snapped their picture (which clearly pleased Davis to no end) and then shared it on his Facebook page — which, contrary to what you might expect, Bryant actually maintains himself, according to the Wall Street Journal — with the caption, "Battle of the unibrow!!! Who wins???" A distinctive, buzzy original image, shared through a distribution channel he himself controls, with a simple call to action — Kobe's clearly been working on his social media strat. It's just like the campaign for "The Social Network" said — you don't get to 13,872,869 likes without making a few determinations on virality and stickiness.

Congratulations are in order for Kobe, who recognized a can't-miss photo op when it presented itself; Nurmagomedov, who now simply must be the most famous Armenian wrestler in the world (surpassing even Kazarian); Davis, who one would now assume stands to collect a large sum of money from Nurmagomedov in a trademark-violation suit; and grandpas everywhere for the successful completion of countless "I think [INSERT WHICHEVER GUY'S NAME HERE] wins by a hair!" jokes. Just a really good outcome for everyone, when looked at from a certain light. Unlike unibrows, of course, which are unseemly regardless of lighting.

Hat-tip to Trey Kerby at The Basketball Jones.


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