The biggest basketball game in the world is without a doubt, the NBA2K franchise.
To celebrate the release of 2K20, we’ve had a look and gone through every single NBA 2K final game, all the way back to the original Dreamcast release, to find out who was the highest-rated player for each game.
The first-ever 2K game was during the peak of Allen Iverson’s powers, he had the highest rating in the original game with 97. Since then, players such as Tim Duncan, Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Garnett have been in front of everyone with the best ranking. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has a total of six times where he has the best ranking in the game.
However, since 2K11, LeBron James has always had the greatest ranking, even in 2K16 when the four-time MVP’s rating dropped to 94.
Here’s the full list below:
NBA 2K – Allen Iverson, 97
NBA 2K1 – Kevin Garnett, 99
NBA 2K2 – Shaquille O’Neal, 100
NBA 2K3 – Shaquille O’Neal, 98
ESPN Basketball – Tim Duncan, 99
ESPN NBA 2K5 – Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant, 99
NBA 2K6 – Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, 99
NBA 2K7 – Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, 98
NBA 2K8 – Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan, 98
NBA 2K9 – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett, 99
NBA 2K10 – Kobe Bryant, 97
NBA 2K11 – Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, 97
NBA 2K12 – LeBron James, 98
NBA 2K13 – LeBron James, 98
NBA 2K14 – LeBron James, 99
NBA 2K15 – LeBron James, 98
NBA 2K16 – LeBron James, 94
NBA 2K17 – LeBron James, 96
NBA 2K18 – LeBron James, 97
NBA 2K19 - LeBron James, 98
NBA 2K20 - LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, 97
This season, LeBron James shares the title of highest ranked 2K player with 2019 champion and two-time Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard.