A screenshot from NBA 2K13 has been revealed showing the top 20 rated players in the game. It does not show their exact ratings but based on the knowledge we have received about some players, we can predict just about everyone’s overall rating.
The ratings in parentheses below are those that we do not know for sure and are estimates.
LeBron (94+), Howard (94+), Durant 94, Paul 94, Kobe 93, Wade (92-93), Westbrook (92-93), Rose 92, Anthony 92, D. Williams (90-92), Rondo 90, Love 89, J. Smith 87, Duncan (87), Nash 87, Manu (87), Bynum 87, Iguodala 87, Gay (87), P. Gasol 87.
It has also been revealed that Serge Ibaka will be rated an 81 overall in the game.
Until now, Kevin Durant was the highest rated player that we knew of. We knew LeBron would end up being rated higher but Howard will also. LeBron was a 98 overall last year and will likely be the same if not a 99 in NBA 2K13. Howard will probably be no higher than a 95.
We see where Westbrook fits in here too right behind Wade and ahead of Rose. It’s a nice boost in overall rating for Westbrook from last year and it’s pretty impressive that 2K has him ahead of Rose, even if just by a tiny bit.
James Harden is not in the top 20 but you have to think he is just on the outside looking in. I predicted that he would be rated a 85 overall in the game but I wouldn’t be surprised if he is an 86 overall based on these ratings. You see Ginobili in there at an 87 overall meaning he is rated higher than Harden. I doubt Harden is rated much lower than Manu is.
Then there’s Ibaka whose 81 overall rating is pretty high. I predicted he’d be an 80 overall. We know he will have a 98 or 99 block shot rating and he has the signature skills as well that will help him block shots too. He obviously is given some decent offensive ratings to be an 81 overall. He can hit the midrange jumper but in 2K13, I bet he’s a very good finisher around the rim as well.