Smith Degrees of Separation

Connecting athletes to their celebrity name twins in six stages
March 23, 2015

LAST WEEK Brewers lefthander Will Smith wrote a letter to movie star Will Smith explaining why they should be friends. The two are already connected, though, as are many athletes who share names with actors.

Will Smith 1 plays for Milwaukee, where he is teammates with 2 Ryan Braun, who used to be the co-owner of a Wisconsin restaurant with 3 Aaron Rodgers, who is dating 4 Olivia Munn, who was in Magic Mike, the sequel of which comes out this summer starring 5 Jada Pinkett-Smith, who is married to 6 Will Smith.

Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart 1 is a teammate of 2 Cam Newton, who endorses Dannon's Oikos yogurt, replacing former pitchman 3 John Stamos, who starred on Full House with 4 Bob Saget, who had a cameo on Louie, created by comedian 5 Louis C.K., who has been a guest on The Daily Show with 6 Jon Stewart.

Virginia coach Tony Bennett 1 played for the Charlotte Hornets, where he was teammates with 2 Larry Johnson, who appeared on Family Matters with 3 Jaleel White, who was on Dancing with the Stars with 4 Gladys Knight, who along with the Pips sang for the Motown label with 5 Stevie Wonder, who recently recorded a duet with 6 Tony Bennett.

Golfer Adam Scott 1 used to date tennis star 2 Ana Ivanovic, who at the 2014 Australian Open defeated No. 1--ranked 3 Serena Williams, who appeared in a 2004 episode of Law & Order SVU, which also featured 4 Gary Cole, who was in Pineapple Express along with 5 James Franco, who had a cameo in Knocked Up with 6 Adam Scott.

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

The Brewers banned high fives in an attempt to halt the spread of pinkeye in their clubhouse.

PHOTOMICHAEL PEREZ/AP (SMITH LEFT) PHOTOAXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES (SMITH RIGHT) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (STEWART LEFT) PHOTODESIREE NAVARRO/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES (STEWART RIGHT) PHOTOBOB LEVERONE/AP (BENNETT LEFT) PHOTOCINDY ORD/GETTY IMAGES FOR 54 BELOW (BENNETT RIGHT) PHOTOAL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SCOTT LEFT) PHOTOJASON LAVERIS/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES (SCOTT RIGHT) ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)