The Hunger Games Meet Pro Sports Part 3: When Fictional Athletes Kill Each Other

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The Hunger Games Meet Pro Sports Part 3: When Fictional Athletes Kill Each Other

In part one you saw LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Tom Brady and Ray Lewis duke it out for the crown.

In part two it was Michael Jordan's turn to take home the title, beating out fellow legends like Dan Marino, Muhammed Ali and Magic Johnson

In part three you saw...

Well to be honest, you almost saw nobody.

Despite what I told readers, I decided early into the first draft of part three to scrap the idea entirely. I wish there was a cool reason, like Bleacher Report wouldn't accommodate my nine-figure budget or I met Jennifer Lawrence and she made me swear never to write about her film again, but that's not what happened. 

The truth is these things are just really hard to write. I thought I'd taken the idea as far as I could and with The Hunger Games now out of the public eye I figured there was no way I'd get a good reader return on part three anyway. 

Fortunately for me (or unfortunately, depending on how much you value my free time), I have a small but rabid fanbase who demanded a proper ending. Then LeBron started reading The Hunger Games on camera, which gave me just enough confidence in this piece that I decided to move forward and actually write it. Inspiration eventually struck and, a few all-nighters later, I'd written a satisfactory conclusion to my critically acclaimed (don't ask which critics) series.

I'm gonna keep the introductions short and sweet this time (other than my massive opening of course) so we can get right into the killing. This time we're using fictional athletes. Every tribute in the field starred as an athlete (and I use that term loosely in some cases) on a movie or TV show. 

By the way, in case you haven't read the beginning of the series or just want a refresher:

Part One.

Part Two. 

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