Say what you will about his dad but it at least looks like Lonzo Ball was taught to be a good teammate – just maybe a tad overzealous, however.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie came to teammate Brandon Ingram’s defence over, of all things, a video game.
On Friday, Atlanta Hawks rookie John Collins tweeted out a screenshot of him in the upcoming NBA 2K18 with what his rating will be. The image shows one of him about to posterize Ingram with a big dunk.
— John Collins (@jcollins20_) August 11, 2017
Ball didn’t take too kindly to the image and quote-tweeted a threat to the makers of the game, saying if they don’t delete the image they will “lose a customer.”
The warning Ball made was likely not just alluding to him not buying the game, either, as before Collins tweeted out that screenshot, the official NBA 2K18 account announced a partnership between Ball’s father’s apparel company, Big Baller Brand, that will see his signature shoe, the ZO2, appear in the game.
The growing Ball-2K beef would all be resolved minutes after Ball’s threat, however, when NBA 2K18 community manager Chris Manning then tweeted out a response to Ball of Ingram putting Collins on a poster with his rating in the game and Ball cooling down afterwards.
Fair enough Still gotta fix the rating tho https://t.co/bEgaNYUvxT
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) August 12, 2017
Moral of the story, as Collins himself pointed out, NBA 2K is serious business.
— John Collins (@jcollins20_) August 12, 2017