The NBA 2K17 ratings are beginning to leak out to the public, and it appears Anthony Davis has lost some shine in the video game world too. According to Operation Sports, Davis will sport a rating of 90, equal to that of James Harden, Paul George, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins.
LeBron James tops the list with a 96 rating, and is followed by Stephen Curry (94), Kevin Durant (93), Kawhi Leonard (93), Russell Westbrook (93) and Chris Paul (91).
Karl-Anthony Towns, predicted by many to be on the verge of surpassing Davis as the league’s best big man, was awarded a rating of 88.
One year ago, Davis was one of three NBA athletes selected to be on the cover of 2K16, and was given a 92 rating, the third highest in that edition of the video game. Last week, he was not even included in the ‘Friction’ trailer released by NBA 2K.
In case you missed it, the only New Orleans Pelicans footage displayed in the above clip was a momentary glimpse of Tyreke Evans dishing a pass to Jrue Holiday at the 1:22 mark.
Some notable new features of the latest NBA 2K version include over 300 different styles of shoes that have all been 3D-scanned, more authentic audio emphasizing the unique sounds heard from each city’s venue and numerous gameplay enhancements.
NBA 2K17 will be made available on September 16th to pre-orders and the 20th for general release.
It appears Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday are considered the next most proficient NBA 2K players on the Pelicans squad, Buddy Hield is fourth and shockingly Omer Asik, fifth!?