Who is the best player in the NBA?
If you asked five different people, you might get five different answers. But where's the fun in that?
Enter the NBA 2K video game series.
The ratings for the top 20 players in the new NBA 2K20 game were unveiled Monday, and while it's hard to argue with the players that were included, there's naturally plenty of controversy regarding their respective rankings.
For instance, Warriors fans might feel like Steph Curry belongs in the top five. NBA 2K20 disagrees.
Curry came in as the No. 6 ranked players in NBA 2K20 with an overall rating of 95, just behind Houston's James Harden and Brooklyn's Kevin Durant (both 96 overall).
Rounding out the top three: reigning league MVP Giannis Antetokounpo (96 overall), reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard (97 overall), and finally, the Lakers' LeBron James (97 overall).
Just like his fellow backcourt mate, one could make the case Golden State's Klay Thompson is underrated as well. With an overall rating of 89, Thompson comes in at No. 14 in the player rankings.
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) July 16, 2019
While you can quibble with the Splash Brothers' overall rankings, you can't when it comes to their specialized skill sets. Out of all the players in NBA 2K20, Curry and Thompson are ranked as the two best 3-point shooters, respectively. Curry has the maximum 3-point shooting rating possible (99), while Thompson isn't far behind at 97.
Now, the most pressing NBA 2K20 ratings question remaining: Where the heck is Draymond Green?