Most NBA players have no say in their NBA2K rating … but New Orleans Pelicans big man Zion Williamson isn’t most players. After hearing his player rating was lower than expected, Williamson called up an NBA2K player rater to clear up the situation.
While Williamson had evidence showing he was rated an 81 in the game, the player rater — Ronnie Singh — said that wasn’t the case. Singh claimed Williamson is actually an 86 in NBA2K 21.
Williamson told Singh to get on Google and make sure it knew Williamson’s true rating. As for the mixup, Singh said he believed Williamson was looking at last year’s rating.
What is Zion Williamson’s actual rating in NBA2K 21?
There’s no need for Williamson to be upset. Williamson is rated 86 — and not 81 — in NBA2K 21. While Singh believes the erroneous 81 was Williamson’s rating last year, there might be another explanation behind the confusion.
In addition to all the regular NBA teams, NBA2K 21 also includes All-Time teams, which are made up of the best players in a franchise’s history. If you want to play as Michael Jordan, all you have to do is select the All-Time Chicago Bulls, for example. You’ll also get access to Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman and Derrick Rose on that team.
That’s where Williamson’s 81 rating comes in. On the All-Time New Orleans Pelicans, Williamson is rated 81. The 2K ratings website states “All-Time Players’ ratings never change,” which might explain why Williamson is rated lower on the All-Time team.
Williamson may eventually have something to say about that. If he can progress like everyone expects, Williamson could quickly become one of the best players in the NBA.
In that scenario, Williamson’s overall rating would rise, and one would think the All-Time Pelicans would want the best version of Williamson on the team, not the rookie version.
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