Indiana Pacers star Roy Hibbert has joked with WWE legend 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin about the possibility of a basketball game involving wrestlers.
In a light-hearted and amusing exchange between the two entertaining characters on social networking website Twitter, Hibbert suggested that Austin - arguably the industry's biggest star during the WWF 'attitude' era - should gather his wrestling friends and set up a basketball game.
"@steveaustinBSR it was an honor meeting u lat week before the Lakers game. Wanted to Stone Cold Stunner u during warm ups," the 27-year-old tweeted Austin on Tuesday.
Austin replied: "Roy, it was an honor meeting you, too. If y'all come back to Staples, I'll put on my Chuck Taylor's and take it to the hoop."
"u should get sum of Ur wrestling bros. N we can set up a bball game. I'll guard Big Show. Get Ur starting 5 n I'll get mine," Hibbert then responded.
Such an idea would obviously never come to pass, but one can only imagine which wrestlers - past and present - could take part.
The Big Show at center is certainly a solid suggestion, given his size and weight. The Rock, ever the showman, would surely have to play while the speed and agility of the likes of former WWE favourties Jeff and Matt Hardy would certainly merit inclusion.
The two finished their conversation by pondering the possibility of a wrestling match involving Austin and Hibbert: "No, man. We got to take this to the squared circle. I'll grab 4 cats. You grab 4 cats. And we'll have a 10 man Battle Royal," said Austin.
"game on. I'll go down to NXT in fl n do sum training. N I'm in there," the Pacers big man replied.
Given that Hibbert, who was recently named as a reserve for this month's All-Star game in New Orleans, stands at 7'2" and is arguably the NBA's most intimidating physical specimen, we wouldn't bet against him winning such a contest.