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Skittles gets in on Frank Kaminsky joke with 121st birthday cake (pic)

Frank Kaminsky jokingly lists his year of birth on Twitter as 1896. And Skittles, a candy that the Charlotte Hornets big man has quite the devotion, decided to have some fun with it by giving him a birthday cake that celebrates the tongue-in-cheek age milestone.

Kaminsky actually celebrates his 24th birthday on Tuesday. But given how Kaminsky tabs his birth year as 1896, the only fitting thing to do apparently is present him with a 121st birthday cake, evidence of which Kaminsky posted to Twitter.

Hey, it’s better than a personalized potato, which Kaminsky recently received in the mail, right?

It merits noting that Kaminsky and Skittles have something of a history, as the Hornets player is a big fan of the candy. So much so, in fact, it spawned this arguably disturbing video where Kaminsky sits in a tub covered in packages of Skittles.

Practicing my game w/ a #skittles dispensing bball hoop. They hooked me up!

A post shared by Frank Kaminsky III (@fskpart3) on

Yamma hamma. Now that’s a “Taste the Rainbow” piece of nightmare fuel right there.

Moving on, the backstory to the entire 1896 bit is that Kaminsky, in a nod to how people always peg him as older than he really is, listed the 19th century year as his year of birth on Twitter.

“That’s as far back as Twitter would let me go,” Kaminsky revealed recently, via the Charlotte Observer.

Odds are good there isn’t a big demand for Twitter to allow year of birth listings to go further back than 1896. So, with that in mind, here’s to a happy 121st birthday to Frank Kaminsky, the oldest active NBA player ever.