NBA 2K17 is being released Sept. 20, and fans are not the only ones who are excited to play the game. So are the athletes themselves.
One of the most anticipated features of the game's annual update are the new player ratings. Athletes love to see how their skills and talents are represented in the game. So much so that they are already asking for their ratings, leading to some hilarious reactions and trash talk.
For an athlete to receive his rating, all he has to do is send a tweet to Ronnie 2K 2K17, who responds with an awesome screenshot of the player and his rating. Players such as Minnesota Timberwolves power forward and 2015-16 Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside and Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons have all received their ratings early.
Check out their reactions and players ratings in the tweets below.
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond was one of the first players to get his rating, and he seemed happy about it.
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummondd) August 23, 2016
Maybe the best reactions came from Simmons and San Antonio rookie Dejounte Murray. Murray asked for his rating, but instead of getting it, Simmons tweeted him with the rating of 1.
Simmons got his rating, and it's probably the highest of any rookie. He the first overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft.
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) August 25, 2016
One of the highest ratings leaked so far belongs to Towns. Given the dominant season he had last year, that is no surprise.
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 25, 2016
Then there are players who have shockingly high ratings or are upset with their ratings. Whiteside was unhappy that his rating went down from last year's game. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, who has yet to play a single game in the NBA, has a rating of 77, and Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell has a rating of 79, despite his terrific Summer League performance.
I guess I got worsehttps://t.co/MviCRoui8L
— Hassan Whiteside (@youngwhiteside) August 25, 2016
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 25, 2016
— D'Angelo Russell (@Dloading) August 25, 2016
Players shouldn't be too worried about their ratings yet. As the season progresses, their ratings will rise or fall based on how well they play. So if they don't like their ratings or want to stay on top, they need to do more than show up!
For more NBA 2K17 player ratings, check out the tweets below.
— Denzel Valentine (@denzelvalentine) August 25, 2016
— Sean Kilpatrick Jr (@SeanKilpatrick) August 25, 2016
— Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) August 25, 2016
— MB5™ (@Mbeasy5) August 25, 2016
— Jonas Jerebko (@JonasJerebko) August 25, 2016
— Dewayne Dedmon (@d_dedmon3) August 25, 2016
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) August 25, 2016
— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) August 25, 2016
— Chris McCullough (@briskuno) August 25, 2016
— Ian Clark (@IanClark) August 25, 2016
— Marquese Chriss (@Quese_22) August 25, 2016
— Isaiah Canaan (@SiP03) August 25, 2016
— Glenn Robinson III (@GRIII) August 25, 2016
— Brandan Wright (@bwright34) August 25, 2016
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) August 25, 2016
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