This week’s episode of Game of Thrones, “The Battle of the Bastards,” promises to be one of the biggest in the HBO drama’s history. The numbers are staggering: It took 600 crew members, 500 extras, 70 horses, 25 shooting days, and at least $10 million (though likely a lot more) to put it all together, according to Entertainment Weekly. Co-showrunner D.B. Weiss added that “fully fleshed out medieval battles require a tremendous amount of resources and choreography to get them right. It feels like we’re doing something fresh that you don’t see on TV and movies very often.” Get hyped.
But it’s not only the massive battle happening on Sunday night. Thanks to LeBron James being as nimble as No One and overpowering as The Mountain, with a demeanor to match, his Cleveland Cavaliers will face off against Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
There are few things in life better than a playoff series going to Game 7 — an episode of Game of Thrones where Jon Snow and Sansa Stark square off against Ramsay Bolton is one of them. The game and Game are even on at the same time. Fans of the show and basketball are very torn right now.
It’s the Battle of the Bastardball — who you got?