When it comes to NBA 2K, some players take it a bit too seriously.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball recently took issue with the game, while sticking up for one of his teammates
He chimed in when Atlanta Hawks rookie John Collins found out that he had been given a “73” rating in NBA 2K18 and shared a graphic that finds himself dunking over Lakers forward Brandon Ingram.
— John Collins (@jcollins20_) August 11, 2017
After Collins’ Hawks teammate Malcolm Delaney had some fun with the graphic, saying the dunk would likely translate onto the actual court, Ball responded, tweeting that 2K will “lose a customer” if they don’t change that picture of Ingram within 24 hours.
2k you got 24 hours to change this pic before you lose a customer https://t.co/GVtj0MrzEQ
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) August 12, 2017
Collins fired back, posting Ingram’s rating graphic from NBA 2K18, which reverses things, showing the Lakers player dunking over him. “Since some people take 2k sooo seriously,” he wrote, along with a laughing emoji.
— John Collins (@jcollins20_) August 12, 2017
We noticed someone from 2K responding to Zo’s tweet with the same Ingram graphic. However, it’s unclear if anyone from the video game company addressed Ball’s issue directly.
It’s not the first time, a player has been upset with NBA 2K. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was stunned recently, when he learned his rating in the upcoming NBA 2K18 was 86… because he believed he should be, at least, 95.
“WHAT!!? That’s bull crap. 86? I’m definitely going to bump it up to 95 during the season,” be declared.