These Pro Athletes Might As Well Be 'Game of Thrones' Characters

April 12, 2019 - 1:35 pm

The highly anticipated premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones on Sunday has become a national event, appointment viewing the likes we haven't seen since the 'Who Shot J.R.?' episode of Dallas and series finales of M*A*S*H, Seinfeld, Friends and The Sopranos.

Which got us thinking about how there are a bunch of professional athletes whose names could easily belong to characters living in Westeros.

So, as you patiently wait for winter to come, check out the sports starts who could be making their own claim to the Iron Throne.

WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP IN YOUR GAME OF THRONES VIEWING!!!

10. Jon Snow may be the King in the North, but former NBA point guard Eric Snow, former MLB player J.T. Snow and former NHL goaltender Garth Snow pose a threat to his rule in Winterfell. This time he better hope the North doesn’t remember!

9. King Joffrey Baratheon may be dead, but could his long-lost heir actually be former San Antonio Spurs player Joffrey Lauvergne? Game on!

8. Former San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Robb Nen is here to seek revenge for the massacre at the Red Wedding and the death of Robb Stark.

7. Dorne’s House Martell may have been slaughtered, but the family name lives on with former NBA shooting guard Martell Webster.

6. Many thought House Tyrell was extinct with the death of Lady Oleana, but Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams is here to settle the score.

5. Lord Baelish (Littlefinger) and Lord Varys wish they had a vessel to drink out of as glorious as Lord Stanley's Cup.

4. While prone to theatrics, Dennis "The Worm" Rodman could be a distraction to Grey Worm and the rest of the Unsullied.

3. In the offseason, Los Angels Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill (given the nickname D Mountain by teammates) helps The Mountain, Ser Gregor, guard Cersei.  

2. Yet another heir to House Stark: former New York Knicks shooting guard John Starks. Wait until the Night Watch hears about this!

1. Hold the door, Hodor! Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor is now here to protect Bran and fight the White Walkers.

Game of Thrones returns Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.