Cardboard cutouts of athletes and celebrities - often called Fatheads - are becoming commonplace in the stands of many sporting events. Whether it's to distract a free throw shooter or pay homage to an '80s child star (cough, Urkel), these oversized faces never disappoint. SI has canvassed the stands and collected the best cardboard cutouts in sports, including an angry looking Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett.
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Dallas fans bring an illustrated cardboard cutout of Jason Kidd, Jason Terry and Dirk Nowitzki to a game against the Heat.
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Though not technically an athlete, Alabama freshman Jack Blankenship became a national sensation when he busted out this fathead of himself during Crimson Tide games this season.
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Dick Vitale stands next to his own Fathead during a March 2012 game between Murray State and St. Mary's.
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Philadelphia fans honor Evan Turner, Jrue Holiday, Spencer Hawes and Andre Iguodala during Game 6 of the 76ers first round series against the Bulls.
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John Henson has to contend with the giant face of Urkel and Oprah Winfrey while attempting a free throw against NC State.
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Her network may be struggling, but Oprah still has a loyal following in Vancouver.
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi overshadows a cardboard cutout of midfielder Andres Iniesta during a match between the Real Betis and FC Barcelona.
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Linsanity strikes New York.
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Hoosiers fans honor Snooki and Andre the Giant.
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Murray State fans keep it real with the amazing combination of Kimbo Slice, Ernest (of Ernest Goes to Camp fame), Carlton and Will Smith.
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NC State fans distract a Georgia Tech free throw shooter with an image of a bald Britney Spears.
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Baylor fans pay homage to the nation's best woman's basketball player, Brittney Griner
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Grizzlies fans show their support for Mike Conley Jr. and Rudy Gay during a first-round series game against the Clippers.
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Seth Rogan, Charlie Sheen and Anchorman-era Will Ferrell make an appearance at the CFSB Cente, home of Murray State.
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There hasn't been an Austin Powers movie in 10 years, but that didn't stop these Utah fans from busting out his image during a game against TCU. Also making an appearance is The 40-Year-Old Virgin- era Steve Carell.
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Heat fans hold a cutout of Dwyane Wade during a Jan. 2012 game against the Lakers.
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Indiana fans were in Fathead heaven during a game against Wisconsin earlier this season. Among the faces are Justin Bieber, Michael Jordan, David Beckham, Alf and others.
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Mariners fans hold a giant cutout of Munenori Kawasaki prior to a game against the Rangers earlier this season.
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St. Joseph's forward Ronald Roberts earns a spot next to Macaulay Culkin and Mel Gibson in the stands of a game against Temple.
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The odd couple of Gary Busey and Betty White distract a Tennessee State shooter during a Feb. 2012 game against Murray State.
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Not satisfied with just a giant head, UNLV fans go the extra mile to give star forward Mike Moser a body with flexible arms.
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Tennessee fans pay tribute to Pat Summitt during a January game against arch rival UConn.
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There won't be anymore Chris Paul and Blake Griffin sightings after the Clippers were swept by the Spurs. Fans will always have these fatheads.
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Joel Anthony may not be the biggest star in Miami but he has a devoted group of fans.
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Indiana fans can take credit for this missed free throw by Iowa's Melsahn Basabe.
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