NBA 2K22 has reached the point in its promotional cycle when social media mangers squeeze every last ounce of interest out of player ratings. Frankly, we’re not all that fussed about these arbitrary scores – we know they affect gameplay, obviously – but fans go gaga over their favourites being ranked, and it’s an opportunity to get all of the major teams involved as well.
The first batch of ratings include Luka Dončić (94), Kevin Durant (96), Steph Curry (96), and Nikola Jokić (95). Newly minted NBA champs Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Jrue Holiday take a 96, 88, and 85 respectively, with more to be revealed throughout the day. At the end of it all, 2K Sports will release lists of the top players, 3pt shooters, rookies, dunkers, and more.
The WNBA is also getting in on the action, with Breanna Stewart (95), A’ja Wilson (94), Jonquel Jones (94), Candace Parker (93), and Brittney Griner (93) also getting ranked. And alongside the ratings come some new screenshots, which we’ve embedded in this article. No other sports games do face scans quite like NBA 2K, does they?