Former Kansas Jayhawks guard Frank Mason III was asked a very strange and morbid question at the NBA Draft Combine on Thursday: how he would like to die.

Ex-Kansas Guard Frank Mason III asked weird question at NBA Draft Combine

Prospective professional basketball players have been asked all sorts of quirky questions at the combine over the years: whether they slow down or speed up at a yellow light, if they know how many pennies are in a million dollars, and many more.

This question, however, likely takes the cake for one of the top-three most absurd ones. It even borders on inappropriate.

Mason was unsurprisingly floored by the question, and gave a very simple response: that he would like to kick the bucket in his sleep, without suffering any kind of pain, and surrounded by his family.


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Sounds like a very normal and genuine answer from a seemingly healthy 23-year-old who has no reason to be thinking about death.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Austen Lane claims he was asked an even more frightening death-related question at the 2010 NFL Draft combine:

We can only wonder if next year’s NBA draft combine will see players asked even crazier questions.

KANSAS CITY, MO – MARCH 25: Frank Mason III #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts in the second half against the Oregon Ducks during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 25, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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