And what if in a few years Reggie leaves Nintendo and works at EA or Sony or something? And don't say it can't happen as it totally can. If it's Nintendo/fictional characters then it becomes timeless... when you put in real world references it loses that appeal.
EDIT: If you're going to do anyone, and they shouldn't, Miyamoto deserves it more. Or Gunpei Yokoi if his family is cool with it.