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Game of Thrones: Athlete Style

Source: Jeff Hanisch- USA Today Sports

The Game of Thrones is one of the biggest shows on TV today. So what would it be like if athletes took the spots of the characters for a day? Who would fit into the roles the best?

Some of them are similar in appearance but others have very similar personalities. It’s a little hard to grasp the concept unless you’re a true fan of the show. However, I watched a few episodes to grasp the personalities of ten of the main characters.

Characters tend to die off in the series but these ten characters are still alive and fighting for their kingdoms. It’s a very action-packed show so you really have to pay attention when you watch it. The show airs on HBO on Sunday nights, so if you only have basic cable then you’re out of luck.

Since it is action-based, many of the characters actually do have athletic qualities. This made it a little bit easier to compare the characters with their athlete counterparts. Some of them are retired and others are coaches, but either way they have some characteristics that would make them fit in perfectly with the HBO hit-series.

If you haven’t seen the series yet, then you have a few seasons to catch up on. The show is now on it’s third season and is still one of the most successful shows on TV.

So for you avid Game of Thrones fans, who do you think LeBron James (above) would be in the show? Take a look and see if you think it’s accurate! Enjoy!

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Tywin Lannister- Pat Riley

Source: Jayne Kamin-Oncea- USA Today Sports

These two have a very similar appearance and demeanor. Charles Dance plays Tywin’s character and the two have a very similar resemblance with the elderly look and gray hair. As for their demeanor, both of them are the “boss” whenever they step into a room. They both prove to themselves to be a dominant figure in their organizations.

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Hodor- Ben Roethlisberger

Source: Matthew Emmons- USA Today Sports

These two have a strikingly close resemblance; two big and burly white guys. However, neither of them seem to have much when it comes to their brains because they don't appear to be very smart. Hodor tends to remain quiet most of the time, but when he speaks, he seems pretty illiterate. Rothelsburger doesn’t exactly strike us as “intelligent” between his criminal mischiefs and dumb quotes during interviews

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Joffrey Baratheon- LeBron James

Source: Steve Mitchell- USA Today Sports

Both of these are kings that nobody wants to see crowned. Sure, LeBron finally got his MVP award but he is still hated by most NBA fans. They don't exactly have any resemblance in appearance, but they definitely share the same attitude when it comes to ruling the rest of their crew.

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Varys- Pau Gasol

Source: Gary Vasquez- USA Today Sports

These characters don't have much resemblance when it comes to appearance but they do when it comes to their intelligence. Gasol is considered to be one of the most intelligent professional athletes in sports today and Varys commands informants between two continents. Since Gasol grew up in Barcelona, he also has connections between two continents.

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Brienne of Tarth- Lindsey Vonn

Source: Mitchell Gunn- USA Today Sports

This one could have easily been Brittney Griner but I went with Vonn due to the similar appearance with blonde hair. Vonn has ruled the world of female's in the X-Games until her recent injury. The two may be pretty on the outside but will dominate you when it comes to skill. They can play as hard as the guys even though they have feminine features.

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Tyrion Lannister- Nate Robinson

Source: Mike DiNovo- USA Today Sports

Neither of these guys get credit for their short stature. Tyrion is a midget and Robinson is one of the shortest players in the NBA. Although they lack in height, they are strong members for their team. Without Robinson, the Chicago Bulls probably would already be knocked out of the playoffs. They may not look alike but definitely possess the same qualities for their team.

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Petyr Baelish- Scott Boras

Source: Kirby Lee- USA Today Sports

These two share the quality of manipulation. Petyr has spies everywhere so that he seems like a "knowledgable" character. Boras somehow pulled strings to get Alex Rodriguez a multi-million dollar contract over the next ten years. These two have completed the unimaginable by simply pulling some strings.

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Jamie Lannister- David Beckham

Source: Kelley L. Cox- USA Today Sports

These two are the "pretty boys" of the group. In the books, Jamie is one of the fastest runners and Beckham plays soccer so he's clearly got some speed. They have a similar appearance with the long, dirty-blonde hair so it's a perfect match.

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Daenerys Targaryen- Hope Solo

Source: Mark J. Rebilas- USA Today Sports

These two exhibit the beauty and athletic ability. Solo dominates the world of women's soccer and Targaryen has the determination to rule the seven kingdoms. They may not look exactly alike but their determination and competitiveness makes up for it.

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Drogon- Chris Bosh

Source: Douglas Jones- USA Today Sports

Let’s be honest, this one is strictly on the list for the humor. Bosh’s awkward body makes him look like a raptor; Drogon is just a fire-breathing dragon. Ironically, Bosh plays for the Heat which means it’s a perfect match.