Kevin Durant and Trae Young React to First NBA 2K22 Ratings: ‘Y’all Ever Gonna Get It Right?!’

Kevin Durant and Trae Young react to their first NBA 2K22 ratings.

For NBA fans and gamers, it’s become an annual rite of passage. The first set of ratings for NBA 2K22, the latest installment in the famous NBA 2K series, have been released. Players went to social media shortly after to argue their causes for better ratings. It’s as reliable as The Masters’ azaleas (except when they play it in November). Olympic superstar Kevin Durant and Atlanta Hawks player Trae Young have given some of the most memorable answers this year.

NBA 2K22 is set to release on September 10, 2021, and with less than a month before then, early reviews have begun to surface on social media. Players’ reactions are next. That’s hardly surprising considering that some of the most dedicated NBA 2K gamers are also NBA players. It’s a long season, and fitting a game system into your vacation luggage isn’t tough.

It isn’t Madden; in ‘NBA 2K22,’ 99 ratings don’t exist.

.@KDTrey5 thinks his 2K22 rating should be a 99 👀 Thoughts? #2KRatings

August 17, 2021 — NBA 2K (@NBA2K)

The business unveiled four players with the highest overall rating of 96 in a tweet announcing the initial NBA 2K22 ratings. LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Stephen Curry are among the players in this group. With 95 points apiece, Kawhi Leonard (amazing for being on one leg), Nikola Joki, and Joel Embiid came in second, third, and fourth, respectively. Luka Doni, James Harden, and Damian Lillard, all rated 94 overall, rounded out the top ten.

Durant, who is renowned for his patience when it comes to reacting to criticism, had some fun explaining why his rating should have been a rare 99 in a video he uploaded.

“I put forth a lot of effort. I’m very good at pretty much everything. That’s why I deserve to be a 99.”

The 99 rating, on the other hand, is very uncommon in the NBA 2K series, at least among the game’s major lineups. In 2001, Kevin Garnett became NBA 2K’s first 99-rated player. Shaquille O’Neal surpassed that the following year, with a score of 100. Since then, James, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, and Chris Paul have all received the coveted 99 rating. According to ESPN, no current player has achieved a 99 rating since NBA 2K14.

Kevin Durant wasn’t the only one who expressed dissatisfaction.


18 August 2021 — Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung)

Kevin Durant returned to the NBA as if he had never been away during the 2019–20 season. A ruptured Achilles’ tendon is regarded as one of the most difficult injuries for an NBA player to recover from, at least at a level comparable to his former performance. Without Kyrie Irving and a weakened James Harden, Durant placed the Brooklyn Nets on his shoulders and almost carried them to the Eastern Conference Finals.

However, Durant is far from the only star who has questioned his ranking in NBA 2K22, which will be published shortly. Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks was instrumental in his club’s run to the conference finals as a fifth-seeded squad. He received an 89 grade as a result of his efforts. In his tweet, he used a lot of laughing emojis, yet it was a serious message.

James responded to a few of NBA 2K posts. Both Durant and Curry were deemed 99-worthy by him. The official Twitter account of the Brooklyn Nets, as anticipated, backed Durant. Does NBA 2K have a following among NBA players? Yes, and a little more.

‘NBA 2K22’ is the newest installment in the franchise’s lengthy history.

Following the massive success of NBA Jam in the mid-1990s, a new generation of more realistic sports games debuted in the later half of the twentieth century. NBA 2K launched in 1999, and for a few editions, it collaborated with ESPN (NBA 2K4 and NBA 2K5).

This year’s game will be accessible on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X, as well as other next generation platforms. According to 2k’s official site, it will also be available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC.

There are three different versions of NBA 2K22 (and price points). Standard, Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, and a special NBA 75th Anniversary Edition (despite though it isn’t the NBA’s 75th anniversary) are the three options.

On September 10th, you’ll be able to play the next chapter in the venerable franchise. Kevin Durant, at 96, is still at the top of his — and 2K’s — game.

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