Which 'Game of Thrones' house would Serena Williams and other top athletes be in?
Season 7 of "Game of Thrones" premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. It has nothing to do with sports, so of course, we had to make it about sports. Delve into the world of Westeros and find out which house some of your favorite athletes might have belonged to if they lived in "GoT" creator George R.R. Martin's world.
This list was created using the guiding values of each house, observed through the show and our own analysis. Disagree with us? Let us know!
House Targaryen: "Madness" is in the blood, fiery and passionate
House Lannister: Cunning, obsessive and highly concerned with legacy
House Stark: Value honor, "playing the game the right way," and secrecy
House Tyrell: Ambitious and manipulative
House Baratheon: Stubborn and good warriors
House Martell: Loyal and obsessively competitive (with the Lannisters)
House Greyjoy: Blunt, direct and working class vibe
House Bolton: Villains
It should be noted that this is a wholly subjective list created in jest. No one on this list is actually birthing dragons or plotting the Red Wedding. No "bad" houses here, just attitudes we've observed. Please don't get mad at us.
Elena Delle Donne -- House Lannister
Delle Donne looks and acts like a Lannister. Throughout her athletic career, she has prioritized her family. She left Connecticut to move closer to home, even taking a year off from basketball. She also just pulled a baller move to get traded from the Chicago Sky to the Washington Mystics to be near her family in Delaware.
Maria Sharapova -- House Martell
She might look like a Lannister, but she isn't one. The Dornish prince, Oberyn Martell, is known as the "Red Viper" and that title feels fitting for Sharapova. She's great at what she does and is extremely calculating. She also happens to get into squabbles with powerful foes, i.e. Serena Williams.
Hope Solo -- House Lannister
Lowkey wanted to put her in Bolton, but if there is one thing we fear in this world, it is the wrath of Hope Solo, so Lannister it is! She is one of the greatest goalies of all time, ambitious and a bit heavy-handed. If she were better at "the game," she would be a Targaryen, but alas she is not.
Ronda Rousey -- House Greyjoy
Rousey came from very little and made a mark on the world. That is House Greyjoy all day. She reminds us of Yara Greyjoy (Theon's sister) who is scrappy, fights for what she wants, and sort of gets it. Sounds about right.
Abby Wambach -- House Lannister
Yes, she has the "Lannister look" with blonde hair and light eyes, but it's her tunnel vision that makes her a Lannister all the way. Wambach focuses obsessively, which she has written about in her book "Forward," and totally thinks about her legacy in terms of fighting for equal pay and LGBTQ rights.
Simone Biles -- House Tyrell
One does not simply walk into the Olympics and leave with four gold medals. Ambition is necessary. Biles reminds us of Margaery in the sense that she will clap back at her haters. See recent tweets.
Ibtihaj Muhammad -- House Baratheon
Robert Baratheon, for all his faults, could wield a sword. Muhammad is a fencer, which seems like a skill that would transfer accordingly.
Katie Ledecky -- House Stark
She's just like Arya! Unlike Starks in the show, Ledecky actually wins. She dominates her sport, but does so with a quiet persistence. She doesn't showboat or boast and just gets the job done.
Sania Mirza -- House Tyrell
She's also a lot like Margaery. Sania has dealt with sexism and casteism in India by being clever and calculating. She destroyed everyone in her path (both off and on the court) to become a Grand Slam champion.
Caster Semenya -- House Stark
No matter how she is treated by the world, Semenya always plays "the game" the right way, which is a quality the Starks live by. Also, Semenya is seemingly guarded -- though she is active on Twitter and posts about her journey with her wife, Violet Raseboya, it's hard to get her to open up about herself.
Kerri Walsh Jennings -- House Stark
Walsh Jennings recently split from her 2016 Olympic partner, April Ross, in order to fight for what she thinks is right. She has already paid for that decision in terms of her colleagues and those she respects questioning her motives. Nevertheless, she persisted.
Meg Lanning -- House Lannister
"Every step she takes has a reason," said ESPN's cricket analyst Jarrod Kimber of Australia cricket captain Lanning. While Lanning will come across as a Stark, she is actually a Lannister. She will do whatever it takes to win -- both for herself, and to preserve Australia's legacy. Lannister much?
Serena Williams -- House Targaryen
She may not have the trademark silvery blonde hair of House Targaryen, but she is definitely the Mother of Dragons and the Breaker of Chains (Titles. Titles. Titles.). The GOAT destroys nearly everyone in her path with such fierceness that any other house just seems ... unworthy.
Honorable Mention: Kevin Durant -- House Frey
We're not saying that KD moving to Golden State was the equivalent of the Red Wedding, but we're also not NOT saying that.