“NBA 2K16” may have accidentally revealed the in-game ratings of current NBA MVP Stephen Curry and LeBron James. Fans are also voicing out their disappointments at the latest released ranking of Kobe Bryant.
Over the weekend, 2K Sports revealed a number of player ratings for the video game. While some players found their ratings to be lower than expected, one particular detail had fans angry. Kobe Bryant, the five-time NBA champion and 17-time All Star, was reduced to a lowly 85.
— Ronnie 2K 2K17 (@Ronnie2K) August 28, 2015
According to @Ronnie2K, spokesman and a reliable source for 2K news, the Black Mamba has appeared in every “NBA 2K” video game since the first one in 1999. Kobe was also featured on the cover “NBA 2K10”.
Fans found the low rating a “disrespect” to the future hall of famer.
However, experts think the rating is fitting, given that Kobe has missed 123 games in the past two seasons and shot a career-worst 37%, USA Today noted. Notably, John Wall got just a rating of 87.
— John Wall (@JohnWall) August 28, 2015
“[Bryant’s] 2K16 rating is too high if anything, given that John Wall is an 87 and Kevin Durant is a 91. Still, fans of Bryant are furious that his rating dropped,” USA Today added.
It is worth nothing though that some other NBA superstars have also lower ratings in “NBA 2K16”.
Kevin Durant has an overall rating of 91 in this year’s game from a 95 in “2K15”. And while LeBron James’ official ratings hasn’t been released, an image posted by NBA2KTV Fans reveal LBJ’s rating at 94 from his overall grade of 98 in last year’s video game.
— BallersHype (@BallersHype) August 19, 2015
NESN.com also noted that while LeBron’s rating is at 94, Stephen Curry’s grade has jumped from 89 to 95 overall in the latest roster update of “NBA 2K15”. If this is any indication, the reigning NBA MVP may get a huge bump in his ratings for “2K16” and may even beat LBJ’s overall grade.
While it’s too early to call, it will definitely be interesting to see who will top this year’s ratings on “NBA 2K”.
Checkout other team ratings here.
“NBA 2K16” will drop in stores on Sept 29.