We learned in late February that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a serious Drew Gooden fan.
As Gooden started posting serious stats for the Wizards, Rodgers reminded Twitter who said this would happen.
Now with the playoffs set to begin, the one-time Super Bowl MVP makes it clear which team he's backing in pursuit of the NBA title.
Gooden, who spent time in Cheesehead land as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, sent Rodgers an autographed Wizards jersey. Above his signature, Gooden wrote, "To Aaron, You inspire me bro! Thanks 4 the support!"
The Wizards open a best-of-seven game series Sunday in Chicago against the Bulls.
The relationship started with Rodgers and the video game version of Gooden and heightened in real life with the two playing in Wisconsin. Gooden played 107 games for the Milwaukee Bucks over three seasons starting with the 2010-11 campaign.
"He's been one of my biggest supporters," Gooden said following Washington's practice on Saturday. "Once I got to Milwaukee, he'd come to a lot of our games. Slowly but surely he started telling me, 'Hey man, I'm playing a lot with you on the video game [NBA] 2K12. Hopefully you can put those same numbers up in real life.'... I guess I became his favorite player on the Bucks. So he's kind of representing us courtside. He would talk to me after the games, text me 'good job' and it just kind of escalated from there."
The Northern California native and Wisconsin hero doesn't have the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks to cheer on. Not sure if Rodgers is in Green Bay now or night, but a drive to Chicago isn't that bad. Same goes with a flight to D.C. for Game 3 or 4.