Posted September 25, 2013

LeBron James, Kevin Durant top ‘NBA 2K14′ player ratings

Ben Golliver, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, NBA 2K14, Rajon Rondo, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry
(Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

LeBron James (left) and Kevin Durant enjoy the two best “NBA 2K14″ player ratings. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Individual player ratings from the “NBA 2K14″ video game appear to have leaked, and two familiar faces sit at the top of the heap.

Sports video game website OperationSports.com has posted a video that displays the individual ratings for each player in the popular game. Reigning NBA MVP LeBron James, who will appear on the video game’s cover, leads the way with a 99 rating. Thunder forward Kevin Durant sits in second with a rating of 94, while Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Clippers guard Chris Paul are tied for third with 93 ratings. All four players were 2013 All-Stars and 2013 All-NBA First Team selections, and they all finished in the top-five of the 2013 MVP voting.

Here’s a look at the “NBA 2K14″ top 10 list, compared side-by-side with The Point Forward’s Top 100 Players of 2014 rankings.

1. LeBron James, Miami Heat — Rating: 99 — SI.com rank: No. 1
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder — Rating: 94 — SI.com rank: No. 2
T-3. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers — Rating: 93 — SI.com rank: No. 9
T-3. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers — Rating: 93 — SI.com rank: No. 3
T-5. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks — Rating: 92 — SI.com rank: No. 10
T-5. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls — Rating: 92 — SI.com rank: No. 12
T-7. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat — Rating: 91 — SI.com rank: No. 8
T-7. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder — Rating: 91 — SI.com rank: No. 5
T-9. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets — Rating: 90 — SI.com rank: No. 7
T-9. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics — Rating: 90 — SI.com rank: No. 26

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Eight of the top 10 players in “NBA 2K14″ are also included in SI.com’s top 10.  The only two players who were on the SI.com list that weren’t on the “NBA 2K14″ list were Spurs stars Tony Parker and Tim Duncan. Parker ranked No. 4 on SI’s list and received an 86 rating in “NBA 2K14,” while Duncan placed No. 6 and received an 87 in the video game.

Outside of the “NBA 2K14″ top 10, four players received ratings of 88: Warriors guard Stephen Curry, Rockets guard James Harden, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and Nets guard Deron Williams.

“NBA 2K14″ will go on sale on Oct. 1.

14 comments
CBasdaboss
CBasdaboss

no

 stephen curry

1LeBron James 99

2 Kevin Durrant 99

3Kobe  Bryant 98

4Chris Paul 97

5 Carmello Anthony96

6 James Harden 96

7Dwight Howard95

8 Stephen Curry94

9Blake griffen94

10 Dwayne wade 94

5

CBasdaboss
CBasdaboss

everyone on the list under rated except james


Three
Three

I feel like Melo and Dwyane Wade are underrated onthis list. Also, Parker should be up here and Duncan should replace Dwight

TodoBien
TodoBien

how does kd drop to a 94 from an nba2k13 95 after posting a a 50/40/90 season ?  

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

Having Rondo top10 and not Parker is a joke... everything else is about right 


Those ragging on DHoward - hes still, when healthy, the top center in the league - so yeah, his slot is correct here

asdffdsass
asdffdsass

Did 2k forget how good Tony Parker did? I think 86 is disrespectful. And why would Chris Paul be one overall lower than 2k13? Also Dwight being a 90 is funny

Edward17
Edward17

Kobe "1 Achilles" Bryant is too high on both lists.  I appreciate the distance 2K has between #1 and #2 - that's about right I guess.

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@asdffdsass they're rating raw skill/talent here - can't always account for craftiness and shiftiness, tho it should 


Parker should be top10  though, replacing rondo

AaronDunckel
AaronDunckel

@Edward17 agree mostly but I think Bryant is good on the SI list... not to high but still a top10 player for sure