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Eloy Jiménez reacts to Bulls' Zach LaVine's 2K rating

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Eloy Jiménez

Eloy Jiménez respects when other athletes got game, even if it's in video-game form.

On Wednesday, NBA 2K announced on Twitter that Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine will begin the season with an 87 rating in NBA 2K22.

But Jiménez disagrees with that statement.

Jiménez (the_bigbaby74) replied on NBC Sports Chicago's Instagram post asking fans how they feel about the LaVine rating and said that the basketball guard — who recently won gold with Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics — should at least be rated 91 overall.

If anyone were to recognize talent it would definitely be Jiménez who's been on a tear since returning to the White Sox' lineup in late July.

Jiménez hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics and continues to win the hearts of many in Chicago.

Before Tuesday's game, Jiménez met with a 12-year-old boy named Brady Nelson who currently has a brain tumor. White Sox interpreter and Spanish Communications Manager Billy Russo came to Jiménez with Nelson's story earlier this year. Jiménez — Nelson's favorite player and hero — taped a message in April for the young boy saying that he would dedicate his first home run post-injury to Nelson. Jiménez came through and hit a game-winning home run on July 27, his first game with the Sox since spring training.

 

Nelson visited Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where Jiménez greeted him with a big smile and a hug, taking pictures with the boy and signing a bat and baseball for him.

The Sox followed with a big 9-0 victory against the Athletics.

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