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The Walking Ballers: 16 NBA Stars If They Were Zombies

(These images are the work of David Rappoccio. You can find him on Twitter at @drawplaydave.)

Zombies are everywhere in pop culture. The Walking Dead, which just returned last week for its sixth season, is one of the most popular shows on television. Video games almost always come with a “zombie” multiplayer mode. Tons of straight-up zombie games already litter the market. Low-budget zombie flicks are made every other day. Zombies are extremely easy Halloween costumes and some can get creative. There are best-selling books about how to survive a zombie apocalypse. It’s (pardon the pun) a plague.

But there is one thing that zombies haven’t hit yet: The NBA. Until now. If a Zombie apocalypse hit the hardwood, I’d wager these guys could still put up a triple-double even if it takes half the shot clock to shamble to the other side of the court.

So, in honor of The Walking Dead starting back up again, and with Halloween just around the corner, here are the Walking Ballers.

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LeBrains James poses for a tasty-looking photographer.

The Slimmed Reaper smells his next meal.

Kevin Gorenett is angry about being denied a foul
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Kevin Gorenett is angry about being denied a foul.

LaMarpus Aldridge with the fade away jumper
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LaMurder Aldreadge with the fade-away jumper.

Derrick Rot partakes in his next meal
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Derrick Rot partakes in his next meal.

Death Curry attempts to signal that he is open
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Death Curry attempts to signal that he is open.

Deadmarcus Cousins drools hungrily at a fan in the third row
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DeadMarcus Cousins drools hungrily at a fan in the third row.

Westbook of the Dead drives the lane
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Westbook of the Dead drives the lane.

Chris Jawl is very interested in your brains
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Chris Jawl is very interested in your brains.

Dirk Nobiteski warms up
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Dirk Nobiteski warms up.

Demonian Lillard takes a rest after chasing a fast human for a while
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Demonian Lillard takes a rest after chasing a fast human for a while.

The Big Fundeadmental takes a rest after his calf injury starts acting up
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The Big Fundeadmental takes a rest after his calf injury starts acting up.

James Hardskullen gets ready to flop again
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James Hardskullen gets ready to flop again.

Chris Brains makes a free throw with Dead Wade
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Chris Brains makes a free throw with Dead Wade.

Blood Griffen attempts to dunk the wrong ball
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Blood Griffin attempts to dunk the wrong ball.

Goreby Bryant prepares to take the shot
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Goreby Bryant prepares to take the shot.

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