Hawks’ rookie John Collins NBA 2K18 rating revealed

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: John Collins
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: John Collins /

Yesterday evening, NBA2K spokesperson Ronnie2K revealed John Collins overall rating via Twitter.

NBA 2K18 is set to release on September 15th. And every year around this time, Ronnie2K releases the overall ratings of NBA players through Twitter if they wish to know it. Of course Ronnie2K announces the ratings of all the superstar-caliber players first. This is due to the anticipation from fans wanting to know if someone was rated too low or too high. Players that aren’t on that level usually get their ratings a day or two later. Yesterday, Hawks rookie John Collins received his.

In case you’re wondering, a 73 overall rating is far from bad for a rookie. It’s even more impressive for a guy that was picked 19th in the 2017 NBA Draft. But the rating isn’t what caused a Twitter uproar. It’s the fact that Lakers small forward Brandon Ingram is being put on a poster by Collins. It’s a pretty nasty one at that. Ingram would respond not long after with a tweet of his own, kindly disagreeing with the photo.

This should make for an interesting matchup when the Hawks play the Lakers this upcoming season. Brandon Ingram and John Collins are about the same size, though Collins is a bit bigger, but both players are versatile when it comes to playing out of their natural position. So they could easily see each other on the court in a one-on-one situation. Neither players were being malicious. It was just a friendly exchange from two competitive basketball players. In fact, Collins tweeted a photo of Ingram dunking on him, reminding fans that they shouldn’t get all worked up over a video game.

Technically, Ingram had the last laugh being rated higher than Collins because of one more year of experience in the NBA. But as the season begins, NBA2K updates its player ratings to reflect their real life performances. Who knows, Collins could possibly be rated higher than Ingram by the end of the season. This is a prime example of how fun the NBA is compared to other professional sports, and that Twitter is a utopia for basketball fans year round.