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The Atlanta Hawks wish Al Horford a happy birthday on Twitter, with some help from Lance Stephenson

The folks on the Atlanta Hawks' social media team like to have fun when they merge onto the Information Superhighway, whether through gentle ribbing of Western Conference counterparts or engagement-boosting competitions like their #MemeMonday photo caption contests. When presented with an opportunity to wish a happy 28th birthday to center Al Horford — reportedly on track to return for 2013-14 training camp after suffering a season-ending torn pectoral muscle back in December — they elected to go the extra mile, while at the same time tweaking a just-ousted Eastern Conference rival:

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Blow 'em out, Lance. (Screencap via @ATLHawks)

Blow 'em out, Lance. (Screencap via @ATLHawks)

Zing. (The original tweet seems to have been deleted, which is a shame. It's all in good fun, y'all.)

The Hawks and Indiana Fever are far from the only folks still having fun with Lance Stephenson's breathy, not-quite-Coop-and-Remer-level psyche-out on LeBron James. The Pacers shooting guard's annoyance became a brief segment on Monday's edition of "WWE RAW," which took place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and featured the gimmick-shifting Damien Sandow donning a Born Ready No. 1 jersey, which Pacers reserve Chris Copeland didn't seem to find all that funny:

Probably an easier dunk than anything The Big Show managed while at Wichita State. (Indy might've been able to use him over the past couple of weeks.)

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