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NBA 2K22 Ratings revealed: Top 10 overall players and top 5 rookies

The best players in the world have travelled from the NBA courts to the virtual realm of NBA 2K as the top-rated players and rookies have been revealed.
Every sports video game tends to have the same controversy weeks before their official release as the players rating roam around between rumours and professional opinions. NBA 2K is definitely not the exception as the official player ratings rolled around and it did not disappoint in bringing controversy to the table.

Pros who thought they should be higher on the ranks, player attributes that did not align with what was witnessed during the NBA season or simply players tantrums were not absent during the release.

The King, Lebron James leads an unsurprising Top five in ratings

NBA 2K22 Top Ten rated players
The latest Finals MVP, the best all-around player, the best scorer and the best shooter all share the best rating in the game. (Picture: 2KSports)

The list released by the NBA 2K official Twitter account does not have any egregious omissions to our taste as it clearly represents the “food chain” of NBA superstars in the past few years.

The only couple of controversies that are being discussed in the comments is the dearth of players like Paul George or Anthony Davis who also had very elite performances last season.

Another recurrent observation is that the players’ ratings seem to be a tad deflated as most gamers expected for a couple of them to be around the 99 OVR but the ceiling, at least so far, was set at a 96 OVR.

NBA 2K22 Top Ten Rookies
This year’s first overall pick will lead the way as he tops the NBA 2K OVR as well.. (Picture: 2K Sports)

The rookies had a very similar narrative as the top five released as well through the Twitter account, was a freeze-frame of the NBA Draft as the top five overall picks are listed in NBA 2K22 as well as the top first-year players.

The only difference is the position of Jalen Suggs (5th overall pick) and Scottie Barnes (4th overall pick) as they are switched around, but we will have to wait on the attribute breakdown to figure out why.

We will stay tuned as more information on the game is yet to be released like an official trailer or a deep dive on this year´s gameplay.

In the meantime, make sure to give a look at our dedicated section as we will bring you everything you need to know about every NBA 2K release, news, MyTeam tips and more.