On Thursday, 2K Sports revealed the player ratings for the Lakers starting lineup led by LeBron James (98 overall) and Anthony Davis (96).
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The No. 1 ranked player in NBA 2K21 is @KingJames at 98 OVR
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James and Davis are by far the best players on Los Angeles’ roster in the latest version of the game. Danny Green (76), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (76) and Alex Caruso (75) round off the Lakers’ starting five rankings.
When NBA 2K21 was originally released on Sept. 4, James and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo were tied with the highest overall rating (97).
Now that preparations for next season have begun, 2K has given James a one-point bump that makes him the highest-ranked player in the game. The 35-year-old added to his legacy during the playoffs with his fourth championship.
Only Michael Jordan (six) has won more NBA Finals MVP awards than James’ four. He averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the six-game series against the Miami Heat.
NBA 2K21 is available on all current-gen systems. It will be available on the XBox Series X and S on Nov. 10, followed by the PlayStation 5 on Nov. 12.
Additional player ratings will be made available throughout the day on Thursday. Gamers can keep track of the latest rankings by following NBA 2K on NBA2K” target=”_blank”>Twitter.