This summer has been monumental in terms of moving pieces around the NBA.
Between Anthony Davis heading out to LA to join forces with LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard leaving Toronto for the Los Angeles Clippers the league won’t quite look the same when the season begins in October.
There is constant debate among fans and media members about, who’s the best overall player in the NBA?
The popular video game NBA2K is tasked with one heck of a difficult job in terms of rating players overall and in individual metrics.
Ahead of the game’s newest release, NBA 2K20, which comes out on September 6th, the creators leaked a preview of some of the top players’ ratings.
At the top was a tie between LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, who both posted an impressive 97 overall ranking. LBJ has commanded the top spot for several years now, and even though he missed the playoffs in year 1 with LA, it was no surprise to see him stay there. Leonard is now getting some serious respect after his title run and is now being recognized as legitimately one of the best players in the world.
The first Kentucky player to make the ratings was Anthony Davis at #7 with an overall ranking of 94. I’m not sure I totally agree with this, I would have rated him a bit higher, maybe 95-96. Which would have placed in the top tier with players like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kevin Durant who both posted a 96.
Another Wildcat to make the initial release was Karl-Anthony Towns, who was at an 89 which ranked 15th overall.
Below you can see a list of the entire top 20.
1. LeBron James: 97 OVR
2. Kawhi Leonard: 97 OVR
3. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 96 OVR
4. Kevin Durant: 96 OVR
5. James Harden: 96 OVR
6. Stephen Curry: 95 OVR
7. Anthony Davis: 94 OVR
8. Paul George: 93 OVR
9. Damian Lillard: 92 OVR
10. Joel Embiid: 91 OVR
11. Kyrie Irving: 91 OVR
12. Nikola Jokic: 90 OVR
13. Russell Westbrook: 90 OVR
14. Klay Thompson: 89 OVR
15. Karl-Anthony Towns: 89 OVR
16. Jimmy Butler: 88 OVR
17. Kemba Walker: 88 OVR
18. Donovan Mitchell: 88 OVR
19. Rudy Gobert: 88 OVR
20. Blake Griffin: 88 OVR
What surprised you the most?