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Facial Recognition

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor.

So the other night, my brother and his family were over for dinner. During our conversations, he pulled out his phone and showed me the “Voilà Al Artist” app he had downloaded. It’s one of those apps that lets you create cartoon avatars, and he showed me the ones he made of my two adorable nephews:

Inspired, I downloaded the app for myself the very next day, and spent a full hour creating cartoon versions of today’s most popular sports figures. Below are 12 players and coaches (and one media personality) you might recognize. Some are national figures, while others are local. How many can you identify? The answers are at the bottom!


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1. Legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao

2. Alabama football coach Nick Saban

3. 7x Super Bowl champion Tom Brady

4. Tennis star Naomi Osaka

5. Hall of Fame NBA great Charles Barkley

6. Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury

7. Kansas City Cjefs QB Patrick Mahomes

8. Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Surant

9. L.A. Angels star Shohei Ohtani

10. University of Hawaii women’s volleyball head coach Robyn Ah Mow

11. Former Rainbow Warrior volleyball All-American Colton Cowell

12. World surfing champion Carissa Moore