So the latest "commercial" of sorts for the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones was just released by HBO ... and man, is it weird. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is counting down the days until March 31, 2013, when the first episode of the season airs. HBO has been releasing as many posters, teasers, and trailers as they can to give us a sneak peek at what's to come.
But after watching this one, I honestly couldn't tell if it were a practical joke or not. They picked a "celebrity" of sorts to "star" in the commercial. Sorry, I'm overusing quotations marks because I still can't get over how incredulous this whole thing is. Because they picked the wrong person to reach out to audiences who like Game of Thrones. We're nerds! Doesn't HBO know this? Why would they think a professional basketball player could possibly do anything for us? It's really quite a heart-wrenching tragedy.