Approximately 155 million Americans play video games on a regular basis. There are all kinds of games out there, but one of the most popular genres for years as been sporting video games. For years, FIFA, Madden, and similar sports titles have been extremely popular. Perhaps the most popular sports gaming franchise over the last few years has been NBA 2k — and this year’s version is garnering a lot of media attention.
NBA 2k19 is set to be released on September 11, and over the last few weeks there have been numerous player rating announcements. Aside from LeBron James’ 98 overall rating, many other NBA superstars are not happy with their personal ratings. Not happy at all.
According to Forbes, Detroit Pistons all-star Blake Griffin had his 2k rating released a few days ago: an 86 overall. That puts Griffin behind last season’s standout rookies; 20-year-old Jason Tatum of Boston, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, and Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons — all three young players were given a rating of 87.
Griffin voiced his displeasure on Twitter, posting a screenshot of his rating, tagging NBA 2k19 and the game developers, and simply writing “…”
Here are a few other NBA player ratings that have been released thus far:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo — Milwaukee Bucks: 94 overall
- Anthony Davis — New Orleans Pelicans: 90 overall
- Kawhi Leonard — Toronto Raptors: 94 overall
- Karl-Anthony Towns — Minnesota Timberwolves: 91 overall
- Demarcus Cousins — Golden State Warriors: 90 overall
- Damian Lillard — Portland Trail Blazers: 90 overall
- James Harden — Houston Rockets: 96 overall
- Kevin Durant — Golden State Warriors: 96 overall
- Russell Westbrook — Oklahoma City Thunder: 93 overall
- Kyrie Irving — Boston Celtics: 93 overall
- Chris Paul — Houston Rockets: 90 overall
- Steph Curry — Golden State Warriors: 96 overall
- Joel Embiid — Philadelphia 76ers: 90 overall
- Victor Oladipo — Indianapolis Pacers: 88 overall
- John Wall — Washington Wizards: 89 overall
- Paul George: — 89 overall