How to complete menial tasks without being recognised and pestered along the way - I'm sure this is a problem that all people of a famous persuasion have encountered over the years and one that they are unlikely to receive too much sympathy for.
Houston Rockets star James Harden appears to have come up with a rather ingenious solution to such a problem, however, by creating an army of clones.
They aren't real clones, of course, more people of a similar height and build that are also given baseball caps, fake beards and are dressed up in exactly the same clothes as the two-time All-Star.
To give Harden his due, the plan - which featured six cunning replicas of the 24-year-old guard -seemed to work very well indeed, apparently duping a number of unexpected and falsely star-struck shoppers as he hit the mall to visit Foot Locker.
See footage of Harden and his clones above - with a hat tip to NBA.com for bringing it to our attention.
Would such a move have fooled you?