NBA All-Star and Brooklyn Nets veteran Kevin Durant is perplexed as to why he didn’t receive a 99 rating in NBA 2K23, the most recent version of the well-known basketball video game franchise.
Durant has dominated the NBA offseason of 2022 while not even switching teams. But that is what happens when the player who is arguably the best on the planet asks for a move. That too after spending only two seasons with his present team. No team is said to have ever come close to meeting the Nets’ enormous asking price in a trade. That happened despite roughly half of the NBA contacting them about potential deals.
Ultimately, Durant shocked the basketball world a second time in as many months. He resolved his disagreements with the coaching staff and decided to work together again in 2022–2023. The 33-year-old has now changed his focus to strive to deliver an NBA title to New York. Something you would believe isn’t worth the former league MVP’s time given that a trade is the ratings of video games.
The Controversial Ratings of Kevin Durant in NBA 2K23
This week marks the release of the most recent version of the NBA 2K franchise. As a result, the game’s publisher, Visual Concepts, has begun to gradually reveal the rankings of the NBA’s top players. Similar to how the newest version of the Madden video game by EA Sports slowly releases the ratings for the top 10 players at each position.
The ratings for this year were published on Tuesday by the game publisher on their Twitter account. Durant secured an amazing 96, placing him among the sport’s top athletes. Lebron James, a star for the Los Angeles Lakers, was assigned the same number. Additionally, it is greater than ratings for other prominent figures, such as Devin Booker (91) and Ja Morant (93). Giannis Antetokounmpo (97), another past NBA MVP, and Stephen Curry, the star of the defending champion Golden State Warriors, both had higher rankings (99).
That fact appeared to annoy Durant, who was Curry’s former teammate and champion, and he vented his resentment on Twitter today. Durant retweeted his rating and wrote the following in the post’s caption: “I’m gonna need an explanation on why I’m not a 99? This has become laughable.”
It is also worth mentioning that Kevin Durant’s rating in the previous version was also 96.