HHW Gaming: 2K Reveals ‘NBA 2K21’s Highest-Rated Player, An Honor Only Fit For A King

Source: 2K / NBA 2K21

We got all of the details about the next-generation of NBA 2K21 thanks to a series of courtside reports. Now it’s time to focus on player ratings of favorite professional ballers in the association.

Starting today (Oct.22), 2K will reveal the player ratings for both current-gen and next-gen versions of NBA 2K21. To kick things off, we learn that 2020-21 NBA Finals MVP and four-time champion LeBron James is now the highest-rated player in the game with a near-perfect 98 rating. The ratings for James championship Lakers squad was also revealed:

  • Anthony Davis (96),
  • Danny Green (76),
  • ‘Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (76)
  • Alex Caruso (75)

Other ratings have since dropped, and they include:

Giannis Antetokounmpo: 97

Two-time MVP Giannis is a 97 OVR 🦌


— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Damian Lillard: 95

2K21 cover star @Dame_Lillard earns a leap to 95 OVR this year

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Luka Doncic: 94

Luka is a 94 OVR headed into Next Gen

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Jimmy Butler: 93

Jimmy earns a 93 OVR after his unbelievable playoff run


— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant: 90 and 95

Kyrie and KD comin back strong

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

James Harden: 96

Harden enters Next Gen with a 96 OVR


— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Trae Young: 88

Trae goes into year three at 88 OVR

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Devin Booker: 88

Devin Booker makes a jump after the Bubble

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Klay Thompson and Steph Curry: 89 and 95

Steph and Klay are still the best shooters in the game

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Zion Williamson: 86

Next Gen cover athlete @ZionWilliamson is an 86 OVR

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Jamal Murry: 87

Jamal Murray moves up to 8️⃣7️⃣

On point?

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker: 90,86 and 86

Jayson Tatum breaks 90

Jaylen Brown hits 86

Kemba Walker at 86

Too high or too low? ☘️

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell: 87 and 88

You agree with Donovan and Rudy’s #2KRatings?

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Ronnie Singh, aka Ronnie 2K, 2K’s Director of Digital Marketing, is currently dropping interviews featuring players as they learn in real-time about their overall player rating in NBA 2K21. Paul George, also known as Playoff P, kept it real humble and gave himself a reasonable 88 but plans to make a case for it to be a 95 when he gets back on the court after saying he’s going to a remarkable offseason.

Paul George (@Yg_Trece) keeps it all the way 💯 about his 2K21 rating and where he plans to be for 2K22

— NBA 2K21 (@NBA2K) October 22, 2020

Over the years, player ratings have become more important than ever, with NBA players either being receptive or saltier than a bag of Lay’s potato chips after finding out how they rank on the NBA 2K virtual hardwood. For example, Ben Simmons was highly upset at his 87 player rating in NBA 2K19. We don’t understand why he can’t shoot, and that still is the case now. Maybe it will go up a tick in when his 2K21 rating is revealed.

Ben Simmons was not thrilled to find out his NBA 2K rating 😂

— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) July 20, 2018

Last year 2K took full advantage of that by holding a player rating reveal event from Twitter’s headquarters featuring NBA 2K20’s cover athlete Anthony Davis. It was fun watching players react in real-time as they found out how their virtual counterparts hold up in the game.

We look forward to seeing more crying from some of the NBA’s best who feel the 2K let them down. Be sure to follow NBA 2K on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to keep up with all of the ratings as they drop.

Photo: 2K / NBA 2K21