Very rarely, the Content Gods bless us so plentifully that the sheer overabundance of stuff-we-gotta-watch becomes downright overwhelming. Now let us praise the Old Gods and the New Gods, the Basketball Gods and the TV Gods — for Sunday is one of these holy occasions.

Game 7 of the NBA Finals is perhaps the most anticipated pro basketball tilt in years. “The Battle of the Bastards” is the current Game of Thrones season’s penultimate episode; it promises a baroque level of blood, guts and combat. It too has been thirstily hyped.

Game 7 and “The Battle of the Bastards” air simultaneously on Sunday, causing inner turmoil for the content-dependent. But the two spectacles are more similar than you might think, with Sunday’s Game 7 representing nothing less than than a battle for for basketball immortality between LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors. Read more…

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Game 7 of the NBA Finals is a ‘Game of Thrones’-worthy battle for basketball immortality