The Harlem Globetrotters held their 12th annual draft today, selecting three collegiate players, a soccer player, and Thor Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
As you may have guessed, the 6’9″ actor and former pro basketball player’s physical attributes have won him quite a few honors. This year, he became the first person in the world to win the World’s Strongest Man, Europe’s Strongest Man and the Arnold Strongman Classic in the same year. A few months ago, the man lifted 1,041 lbs. to break the Elephant Bar deadlift world record. Um, ok, wow. That’s a lot of pounds.
Unfortunately for Thor’s fans, being drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters isn’t actually a guarantee that a player will be on the world-famous exhibition basketball team – but here’s to hoping.