Giannis Antetokounmpo: I see you @NBA2K!! A 94 is okay …

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LeBron James: Man those white uniforms ain’t so bad/fresh and that rating ain’t so bad either for such an old head! 🤣🤷🏾‍♂️🙏🏾 #NBA2K19🔥 #KingJames👑 #StriveForGreatness🚀 #RWTW🏅 #JamesGang👑

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DeMarcus Cousins: I'll take it but I'm bout to show y'all something this year 🙏🏾 @NBA2K #NBA2K19

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NBA 2K19: 9⃣4⃣for @kawhileonard. Who won the trade? #NBA2K19

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NBA 2K19: 8⃣9⃣ New team, same rating @DeMar_DeRozan. You already know who's coming next 😏 #NBA2K19

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Donovan Mitchell: 2 questions @NBA2K What's my dunk rating? And who else is an 87 this year 🤔 😂 pic.twitter.com/TGbs1Fvrez

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Singh no longer has such anonymity. When an NBA player wants his rating, he must hit up @Ronnie2K. According to Singh, two days before the game's release, 214 players had tweeted about their initial ratings. That's nearly half of the 450 players in the league. The game's manufacturer didn't have to spend a dime for the promotion. "Most other brands would struggle to have that kind of [advertising]," Singh said. "I mean, they'd have to pay considerably to have that kind of impact. We're doing it based on relationships and a passion for a really great video game."
When Washington Wizards guard John Wall caught wind of his 90 rating, he tweeted at Singh: "u a joke !!" The two publicly debated about Wall's previous ratings until Singh tweeted a GIF of a dancing salt shaker, poking fun at the four-time all-star for being upset. Wall blocked him. "John was not serious," Singh said. "It was funny, him and I were DMing the whole time that was happening. It's slightly orchestrated, you know. ... I didn't know he was going to say 'u a joke,' but that was perfect. That was exactly what we needed to kind of fuel the thirst about these ratings."
Paul Kim: what do you think Melo's real ranking should be?? Damian Lillard: Honestly don't give a damn bout a ranking. They usually wrong at every level.
While at the event, Danny had a chance to talk about the much-hyped game, and revealed he is not much of a gamer as well as a player who doesn't fret over his rating. “I’m not a big gamer, I do play but I’m not a guy who worries about the rating. As long as they put me in the game — I know that they put me in better than I am in real life. So if they can put me in the game where I can shoot it pretty well, and play defense then I am happy. It’s always fun and interesting to watch."
Ingram received a 76 rating in the game, which some believed was too low. In an interview with Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet, Ingram disagreed saying it could’ve been even lower considering the season he had last year: “I can’t control it, I know it’s just a game. Of course with the season I had this year I could’ve expected it even lower. I know what I’m capable of and a lot of guys, especially my fans, know what I’m capable of and that’s why they were mad at it, but it’s kind of based off how the season went this year.”
While EuroLeague players will be absent from NBA 2K18, fans of the game will be able to continue playing as Milos Teodosic since he now belongs to the NBA world as an LA Clipper. Αccoding to 2KRating, in 2K18, the Serbian guard is rated 77. He’s tied with Jayson Tatum as the third highest-rated rookie after Markelle Fulz (Philadelphia 76ers) and Lonzo Ball (LA Clippers).

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Trey Lyles: That Denver looking good on me!! @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Now, though, the full list of NBA 2K18 ratings for the Atlanta Hawks seems to be available and there are some interesting takeaways from the list. The full list is below and, if nothing else, it can serve as a starting point for all kinds of arguments. Dennis Schröder - 79, Dewayne Dedmon - 77, Ersan Ilyasova - 75, Taurean Prince - 75, Kent Bazemore - 74, Marco Belinelli - 74, Malcolm Delaney - 74, Mike Muscala - 74
Yogi Ferrell: Like I'm playin for the Mavericks @nba2k @ronnie2k #nba2k18 #2KFirstLook pic.twitter.com/6SKhUjlbC3

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NBA 2K 2K18: .@KingJames leads the list of the Top 10 highest rated SFs in #NBA2K18! Rudy Gay: Crock of BS. Wait till this season.
Montrezl Harrell: S/o to @Ronnie 2K got my rating but it's over for everyone 🤔😑 an wrong jersey number 5

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2K Sports recently provided DeAndre' Bembry with his NBA 2K18 rating, a 69 overall. Bembry is now the third Hawk to reveal his rating, as John Collins revealed that he is a 73 and Dewayne Dedmon that he is a 77.
Eric Gordon: Who's ready for the new #NBA2k18 @Ronnie2k @NBA2k #NBA2k18 #2kFirstLook

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TJ Leaf: 2K!!! What does everyone think? @Ronnie 2K @NBA2K #2Kfirstlook #NBA2K18 pic.twitter.com/44zEk3fqbx

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Quincy Pondexter: I needed a good laugh today.. well here it is @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook my knee durability better be a 99 tho

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Caris LeVert: Hmm idk what y'all think??🤔@Ronnie 2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook pic.twitter.com/UDRTuH7lUQ

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NBA2K: Happy Birthday to @NBA2K family, @kobebryant! Dominate with Kobe on the All-Time @Lakers squad in #NBA2K18!

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Pascal Siakam: Aye let's get it🔥!! Need to get that up tho! #doingitforyou🙏🏾 #humblehustle🙏🏾👏🏾Shoutout @ronnie2k @nba2k #2kfirstlook #nba2k18

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Malachi Richardson: Let's work ! What you guys think !?@Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Jordan Clarkson: FOR THE FANS GOODLOOKS @Ronnie2K @NBA2K FOR MY #2KFirstLook #NBA2K18

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Marreese Speights: Thanks my guy 💯💯👍🏾@Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 @OrlandoMagic #tms

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Jared Dudley: HUGE shoutout to my guy @Ronnie2K and the whole @NBA2K family on my exclusive pic 🔥 Congrats on your guys success 👌🏽👌🏽

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At one point during the wedding reception, Wesley Matthews found out that his overall rating in NBA 2K18 is an 83. Singh estimates that there were about 40 NBA players at the wedding and reception, including Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kent Bazemore, Andrew Bogut and Devin Harris among others. Matthews’ 83 rating and how the 2K staff comes up with these numbers became a hot topic among the players in attendance. “I was at Harrison Barnes’ wedding and a major point of contention was Wesley’s rating,” Singh said. “He found out that he was an 83 overall and he got pretty upset about it. He kept talking to Rick Carlisle about it. Well, Rick was the MC of Harrison’s reception. It got to the point that during the reception, in front of about 40 NBA players, Rick gets on the mic and says, ‘Ronnie, we have to address this rating thing right now. You need to come up here.’
“We get a lot of private messages from guys that are pretty harsh,” Singh said. “Last year, for example, Dion Waiters flipped out about his rating – and his rating was pretty good too. I want to say he was rated an 83 at the beginning of last year and, while he ended up having an excellent year, it felt fair at the time. He was just livid, though.”
While players would never admit this publicly, some have gotten mad when a specific teammate is rated higher than them in the game. Players are extremely competitive and they know their teammates’ game better than anyone, so it frustrates them when they wholeheartedly believe that they’re the better player but have a lower overall rating. In one instance, an Eastern Conference player recently direct messaged Singh on Twitter campaigning for his 2K18 rating to be higher than his star teammate because he’s been dominating offseason workouts and pick-up games.
During a question-and-answer session through The Indianapolis Star in 2015, Indiana Pacers big man LaVoy Allen was asked about his 75-overall rating in the game and gave a surprising response. “It’s way too high,” Allen said through the outlet’s Twitter account. “Lavoy Allen is the only player I’ve ever seen or heard of who said that his rating is too high,” Stauffer said with a laugh. “He may have been joking. But, as far as I know, he’s the only player who’s said that.”
Dewayne Dedmon: Steady improvement 2k not jus the rating but the looks too.. can't wait to dunk some fools on the sticcs this year.. who got next ? @ronnie2k @nba2k #nba2k18 #2kfirstlook #justwatch

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Rudy Gobert: Shoutout to @Ronnie2K for my #2KFirstLook screen. A little low as usual but started from a 52 so we good 😏. What you guys think?

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Jordan Bell: What y'all think? Even though I'm going to change it to a 99 when I play @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #nba2k18 #2kFirstLook

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Walter Tavares: I am not happy but it means extra motivation for me!🔝 @Ronnie 2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook #NeverGiveUp🇨🇻 #FROMCV

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Clint Capela: My rating needs the same kind of come up my graphic got!! 😂😂 @Ronnie 2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook #WaitForThatFirstUpdate ⬆️⬆️

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Willy Hernangomez: Muy contento con mi imagen en #NBA2K18. Seguro que mi media sube pronto!💪🏼 qué opináis? #2kfirstlook

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Ronnie 2K 2K18: Alright NBA players what do you want to be rated going into year? You can say they're low but wanna know what you actually think... Spencer Dinwiddie‏: :thinking_face:. 6'6, athletic, 3:1 ast/to, 38% 3FG, only 24. Only 1yr of production tho. High 70's/Low 80's. Narcissistically 99...
Will Barton: @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook we gonna bump this up when the first updates drop. My ppl still get buckets with me though lol

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Langston Galloway: Got my 2k rating! What y'all think? Some Work To Do This Year! @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Glenn Robinson III: Can't wait to get 2k18! Shoutout to @Ronnie2K for the #2KFirstLook ..thoughts??🤔😴 #overlydedicated #nba2k18

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David Nwaba: Only up from here but thanks @Ronnie2k @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Bobby Portis: Got my rating! What y'all think? Definitely gonna get this up the first couple updates. Year 3!! @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Tyus Jones: Thanks to @Ronnie2K for my rating! What y'all think?🤔 @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook #blessed #WYOS 😈⏳

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Jayson Tatum: Let me know what y'all think of this!@Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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John Collins: 😳😂👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 @Ronnie2K #NBA2K18 #NBA2K #NBA2KFIRSTLOOK

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Giannis Antetokounmpo: Here's my 2k rating! What do you guys think? 👍🏾or 👎🏾@Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Marquese Chriss: What y'all think 👀 @Ronnie2K @NBA2K #NBA2K18 #2KFirstLook

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Kelly Oubre: My 2K rating is always weak, I'll ask for my rating when I prove to y'all what I'm really worth. Appreciate the support tho, Godspeed #Shhh

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Kristaps Porzingis: NY NY! #NBA2K18 has got me looking good this year #2KFirstLook. Pre-order yours http://2kgam.es/BuyNBA2K18

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Paul George: New season, new uniform. Here’s your first look at me in the OKC threads in #NBA2K18! #2KFirstLook http://2kgam.es/BuyNBA2K18

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Fans of the 76ers and Lakers are extremely excited for their top draft picks — and for good reason if the ratings in "NBA 2K18" are to be believed. Both Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball will start their careers with an Overall rating of 80, an indication that the developers behind the game view the two as the most pro-ready, potential-laden prospects in years. Fultz and Ball are the highest-rated rookies to enter the "NBA 2K" series since 2010. That year, John Wall was drafted No. 1 by the Wizards and received an Overall rating of 81 in "NBA 2K11." Even the likes of Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns began with ratings below 80 since then.

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NBA 2K 2K18: 1st Look: #NBA2K18 x @hornets x @DwightHoward x @Jumpman23 Dwight Howard: 81- Hmmm,, 🤔 Let's See After This Season #NBA2k18 #BuzzCity #HumbleButAlwaysWorkin 💪🏾

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Another player who took issue with his rating was Kyrie Irving. Irving was rated 90 and was not pleased. Watch his reaction below, as he vows to use the “disrespect” as motivation and promises to work his way up to a 93 by the end of the season.

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Kristaps Porzingis: I’m ready to show more in year two. I am only 80 overall in NBA 2K, so I need to improve. In terms of personal goals, I can’t predict what I’m going to do. There are goals for myself and goals for my team. I believe that we have to make the playoffs, and that’s my focus. Just gonna put this out there, though: One day I’d like to get a quadruple double, points, assists, rebounds and blocks. Melo got close to a few triple doubles last year — as the wing player in our offense, he’s in a good position to do set everyone up — so I know it’s possible in our system. Ten blocks, though … I don’t know.
Fresh off an Olympic gold medal, a day declared in his name, an Exceptional Citizenship Award and leading all NBA centers in scoring in 2015-16, DeMarcus Cousins has netted a top five ranking in NBA 2K17. Cousins is listed at a 90 overall rating in this edition of the annual release, tied with Anthony Davis, James Harden, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Sitting above Cousins are LeBron James (96), Stephen Curry (94), Kevin Durant (93), Russell Westbrook (93), Kawhi Leonard (93) and Chris Paul (91).
Ronnie 2K: The ratings have always been a very contentious subject because at the end of the day it’s a number, and everybody expects themselves to be the best of the best. So everybody wants to be a 99, and there’s only one 99 in the game, ’95-96 Michael Jordan. We use a ton of formulas, a ton of algorithms, a ton of discussion. So this year LeBron James is a 96 and then everyone kind of falls in line right under him. We used to have more 90’s in our game, our ratings just generally were higher, and we felt like that it didn’t create enough wiggle room to build. We have some really smart people working on the ratings team.
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January 22, 2021 | 10:23 am EST Update
Curry also wanted clarity on whether officials could review an ejection in the future under similar circumstances. “It’s pretty self-explanatory,” Curry said of the questionable second technical. “He’s been very vocal with James. I know he had already gotten a tech early in the game and obviously mindful of that, he was just talking to his teammate. The refs got confused. And I don’t know what the rules are in that situation when it’s pretty clear who he was talking to, and I don’t know if you can take it back in the moment, but it was pretty glaring that he was talking to his own teammate and kind of unfortunate that it got confused, so move on.”
In addition, there is an ongoing debate of how much a defence can truly impact an opponent’s 3-point percentage? Frequency, sure, but accuracy is less certain. Anecdotally, though, opponents seem to be more prepared for the Raptors cadre of shot-bothers to fly by them. Yet, it remains part of the strategy. “It’s a really fine line in the game,” Nick Nurse said before the win over Dallas earlier in the week. “We normally want to jump by when we know the shot is going to be taken. What you’re doing there is putting a maximum contest on it. It takes a little bit to be able to do that. Kyle (Lowry) is really good at that, those experienced guys like Fred (VanVleet). But after listening to Green bark at various points throughout the night, hearing his frustration one more time apparently was enough, in the officials’ minds at the time, to warrant an ejection. “At halftime Ben Taylor came out and told me that it was a mistake,” Kerr said. “That John Butler didn’t realize that Draymond was yelling at his teammate. He thought he was yelling at him.”
January 22, 2021 | 3:55 am EST Update
Your name has popped up in trade rumors a bit over the last year. Do you keep up with trade rumors or do you try to block them out? Kendrick Nunn: “I pretty much block them out unless my agent contacts and tells me that there’s a possibility that I could get traded. Anything on social media and stuff, obviously I’m on there so it comes up and I read it, but I try to just ignore it and stick to what my team tells me.”
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