- Which "Game of Thrones" characters most align with the 30 NBA franchises?
- Rob Perez (aka @WorldWideWob) goes team-by-team to find the one true match.
New Orleans Pelicans (title odds: 2,000-1) – Randyll Tarly
Would rather get incinerated and let everything they built die than bend a knee to the king.
Houston Rockets (10-1) – Bran Stark
Consistently one step ahead, but when the pressure’s on — they always need someone else to carry them.
Miami Heat (1,000-1) – Cersei Lannister
What happens when the army you employ is overpaid, overrated, overexposed, and the bank comes for the principal + interest? You drop a duffle bag of money on their feet and tell them to send more soldiers. Gold wins wars, not swords. Just have to convince everyone you’re willing to play by the rules because if you can’t spot the sucker in the room, it’s you.
Indiana Pacers (300-1) – Podrick
Underrated. Best D in the league.
Detroit Pistons (300-1) – Hodor
Oversized big guys who get killed by the back door when they try and play defense.
Los Angeles Clippers (200-1) – Brienne of Tarth
A worthy adversary who can shock you with their offensive skill set, but every time they swear to defend someone they get dunked on.
Orlando Magic (500-1) – Oberyn Martell
All you had to do was make your free throws and the world would be a completely different place today.
Los Angeles Lakers (1,000-1) – Tommen Baratheon
Toronto Raptors (8-1) – Jon Snow
Don’t know why everyone is so excited they’re about to ride a dragon, they already did last season on that boat. After the Westerosen Conference finally united to take down their biggest enemy, there’s a new King of the North. But being the King of the North means nothing to them anymore — them and only them can save the the world from an army of dead warriors with the sole purpose of conquering the world and reigning a decade-long dynasty.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2,000-1) – Theon Greyjoy
A once-proud house that was transformed into Reek by their own teammate. Despite the war being over and their captor gone, they are still damaged goods. Sometimes they show glimpses of returning to the glory days, other times, they are jumping ship at the first moment of adversity leaving their siblings to die.
Oklahoma City Thunder (16-1) – Jamie Lannister
Napoleon Complex is known to get them into trouble occasionally. They’re occasionally the hero, occasionally the villain. They fight for the good, the bad, and everything in between. If you pledge undying loyalty they’ll pledge it right back. This would be the most feared fighter in the country if they still had their right-hand man.
Sacramento Kings (+1,000-1) – Tormund
Will always be haunted by what happened at Hardhome in 2001, but you can’t blame them for finally trying to do something about it.
Brooklyn Nets (500-1) – Lyanna Mormant
“We are not a large house, but we are a proud one. And every man from Atlantic Avenue fights with the strength of ten Manhattaners.”