Lakers, Hawks players beef after 2K18 photo of John Collins dunking on Brandon Ingram

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Okay, this probably isn’t real beef but it certainly is Twitter beef and offseason beef. The kind of beef that has been tenderized by the warm sun and lack of real competition.

Nevertheless, it’s still important to players to make sure they are getting clowned on, even within the confines of a video game.

That’s why, after NBA 2K18 released a photo of Atlanta Hawks player John Collins dunking on Brandon Ingram, Los Angeles Lakers players came to his aid.

Here is the original photo and tweet for context. It was supposed to be the way NBA 2K18 released Collins’ player rating.

Via Twitter:

Of course, that caused Lakers players to respond in kind.

Hawks players were then quick to make sure the flames were still being stoked.

Are we in store for extra-competitive Lakers-Hawks games next season? We will just have to wait to find out.