The Boston Celtics aren't doing all that great right now, and neither are the Los Angeles Lakers. But that hardly means they can't have a bit of internet fun.
With a new challenge doing the rounds on the interwebs lately, the Eastern Conference side got in on the act, trolling superstar and three-time NBA champion LeBron James as part of what is known as the #10YearChallenge.
The Cs social media team saw it rather fitting to post side-by-side pictures of James and rising star Jayson Tatum. One of the photos is of a beaming, young Tatum getting to meet one of his idols in 2008 and the other is of a grown Celtics rookie jamming on the Lakers forward during the Eastern Conference Finals last season.
Tatum created quite the playoff highlight when he posterized a then-Cleveland Cavaliers James during the series. But the King won the war in the end, leading the Cavs to a Game 7 victory over Brad Stevens' Celtics.
Cleveland would go on to lose the finals to the Golden State Warriors, who swept them to win a third title in four years. And James has since made the move to Los Angeles, signing a four-year deal with the Lakers last summer.
The Celtics, meanwhile, aren't doing all that well this season, but only when the expectations are weighed against reality, something which has been the case since october.
Given the way they're playing, though, it's hard to see them reaching as far as they did last season. But time is still on their side.
What This Means
Where the #10YearChallenge is concerned, the Celtics are undoubtedly winners. If trolling a future NBA Hall of Famer and a four-time MVP isn't enough to claim the prize, then we don't know what is.
If anything, though, Tatum's slam on LeBron is a bit reminiscent of that time Allen Iverson crossed up Michael Jordan.
It will last long in the memory.