Casting the Dallas Mavericks in Game of Thrones
Mark Cuban = Tyrion Lannister
Smooth talking and brilliant, can you imagine if Cuban was the same size as Tyrion? They both live the wealthy lifestyle, both have people who fight for them and both understand the fight for power.
Donnie Nelson = Bran Stark
Bran has the unique ability to warg into animals while also envisioning both past and future events. Bran is a visionary and so is Donnie.
Rick Carlisle = Stannis Baratheon
I give credit to Kirk Henderson from Mavs Moneyball for this one. Once he mentioned the comparison, it never left my mind.
Michael Finley = Lord Varys
Sort of lurking in the shadows, but has the connections with powerful people. Varys is always around powerful people and involved in powerful decision-making. He is the Finley in the Mavericks organization.
God Shammgod = Samwell Tarly
A good friend of Jon Snow (Dennis Smith Jr.) who is always studying up. Snow learned a lot from Sam throughout the show and Shammgod’s relationship with Smith Jr. is just getting going in Dallas.
Casey Smith = Melisandre
The head athletic trainer for the Mavs, Smith is the genius behind injuries and keeping guys healthy. Melisandre has used some weird spells and even brought Snow back to life, now we just need to figure out if Smith uses the Lord of Light.