Following Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome’s tweet asking to meet famous author JK Rowling, the Harry Potter creator responded to the Italian today.

Datome was pelted with coins and lighters following Fenerbahce’s Istanbul derby win against Galatasaray over the weekend.

The image on Datome’s Facebook came up of the former NBA player showing a deep cut that resembled Harry Potter.

Datome saw the funny side and as he is a book buff, he took to social media asking to to meet Rowling.

The Italian’s wishes were then made true. But he didn’t need an excuse.