Player ratings for the NBA 2K video game series are arbitrary. Often times they seem to weigh heavily on factors like shooting or rebounding, giving players a rating in the video game that doesn’t reflect how well they play in real life nor how well you might play with them as a character in the game.
As such, video game ratings are really just part of the weird summer newscycle here in the NBA, which is now an 11-month League. The ratings for most of the players are out by now, and New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson got a rating that surprised even the young man himself.
Williamson’s rating is an 81, and in a video released this week the No. 1 overall pick was seen saying that he would be surprised if he had a rating in the 80s. Obviously a fan of the 2K franchise, Williamson said that most rookies get ratings in the high 70s if they are top picks.
Williamson might be a hard player to play with as an individual in the game due to his lack of shooting. You might need to be a very skilled NBA 2K player to get the best out of him and to utilize the talents he has as they translate to the limited purview of the game itself.