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Thunder’s Collison discusses who could survive a zombie apocalypse

Apr 30, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

Nick Collison, DeAndre Jordan AP

Oklahoma City’s Nick Collison is blogging for GQ and decided to take on your questions via twitter and answer them online.

He gets the questions you’d expect — what’s the best part of being in the NBA (camaraderie in the locker room) and the worst (being away from family)? How do you deal with the down time waiting for games (lots of television series streaming)?

But the best part of taking twitter questions — whether mine for PBT Extra or these — are the questions out of left field. Like this one:

Which Thunder players could survive a zombie apocalypse?

I think most of us would. We are used to running and pushing through fatigue. We are used to being in stressful situations together, and we have each others’ backs. Sadly, however, I think we would lose a couple guys. Take, for instance, Reggie Jackson, our rookie, who cannot seem to stay awake for any extended period of time and passes out on all flights within five minutes… I fear Reggie would doze off somewhere and the zombies would get to him. I think Kendrick Perkins would be OK at first, but eventually he would look at a zombie and not like the way the zombie was looking at him. If you know Perk the way I know Perk, you know he wouldn’t be able to resist getting face to face with the zombie and letting him know he doesn’t play. He could fight off a few of the zombies, but eventually there would be too many, and I’m worried he wouldn’t make it. Meanwhile, James Harden would definitely survive, because a zombie is not going to want to get any of that beard in his throat while trying to eat his brain.

Would the zombies even want to eat Kevin Durant? There’s no meat on those bones.

  1. phaden27 - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Ah yes “basketball news”, we have dismissed that claim.

  2. acdc363 - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Wtf

  3. jeffw - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    That’s fking brilliant!!!

  4. cullenand99 - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    It’s okay because when the zombie apocalypse comes, Scalabrine will go full-fledged beast mode (as if he hasn’t yet) and save us all from our impending doom. WHITE MAMBA!!!

  5. rooney24 - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Only the rednecks and swamp folks will survive the zombie apocalypse. They know how to live off the land and have plenty of guns to kill the zombies.

  6. broomehandle - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    This brightened up my day haha

  7. dgforreal - Apr 30, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Meanwhile, James Harden would definitely survive, because a zombie is not going to want to get any of that beard in his throat while trying to eat his brain.

    I think I have a new favorite NBA player after reading this gem.

  8. thecincinnatikidd - May 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    congrats,OKC,got em winning all, since start of year.

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