Apart from the updated visuals and mechanics that come with every new release of NBA 2K, we get the updated stats of players as they made to match their real-life form as close as possible. A Player’s ratings can affect the gameplay in many different ways.
First of all, their stats are split into multiple categories, such as:
- Inside scoring
- Mid-range scoring
Different ratings can affect the player’s style of play, as well as the team’s overall rating. With that said, 2K developers tend to base ratings more or less on the player’s previous year’s performance.
With the new 2K22 we got some updates on players’ ratings, so let’s find out the top 10 best NBA players in 2K22 based on their overall.
LeBron James – 96
There is no surprise that King James shares first place with a couple of other NBA athletes with a 96 rating overall. Even though he was dealing with many injuries that didn’t allow him to get much playtime the previous season, developers still think that he is one of the best players in the NBA.
Despite being one of the older gentlemen in the league, he still got some updates on his ratings, especially for beyond the arc shooting, and defensive play.
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 96
The new young star in the NBA that promises a lot is also one of the players with the highest rating in NBA 2K22. He also suffered a couple of injuries, like the horrific knee injury in the Eastern Conference Finals that made him miss the match between the Atlanta Hawks.
This season, he started on the right foot and many people believe that he will lead the Bucks to the finals. We can soon see Giannis in the list of the best power forwards of all time ranked by TwinSpires.com.
Stephen Curry – 96
The player with the highest three-point scoring ability in the game also shares the throne of being the best-rated player in 2K22. At 33-years-old, Curry is the second on the all-time three-point scoring list, with only 140 and counting shots behind Ray Allen.
His offensive gameplay is brutal and his ability to score shots from way beyond the rim is also incredible. That’s why he is one of the best players in the game.
Kevin Durant – 96
Kevin’s stats changed drastically after winning two titles with the Golden State Warriors. He joined the Brooklyn Nets and since then he managed to improve some skills even though he missed his first season with the nets due to injury.
His offensive in-game characteristics are impressive, but he is also one of the most balanced players with great defensive stats as well.
Kawhi Leonard – 95
It was rather shocking that Leonard announced that he wanted to join the Los Angeles Clippers, instead of teaming up with Anthony Davis and LeBron James on the Lakers. Unfortunately, he didn’t see much success with his new team, especially last season since he was suffering from an injury.
A few years ago, there were many discussions about him being the best player in the world, and according to NBA 2K22, he is definitely close.
Nikola Jokic – 95
Few people believed that Jokic will one day become a season MVP and join the list of the best players in the world, but succeeded. Ever since the Nuggets welcomed him in their tea, he showed potential especially for shooting from all places on the court.
It is like having another point guard on the field with impressive shot accuracy, and he is nearly seven feet tall.
Joel Embiid – 95
Joel Embiid was one of the players that come with a great potential of becoming the best player in the world. However, he had missed two seasons due to a lingering foot injury, which is why he needs time to get back to his prime.
He is a good shooter from every place on the court, and he is great for stretching the floor and space so that slashers can penetrate the opposing defense.
Luka Doncic – 94
There is a saying that if you are on the cover of a sports game, then you must be either very talented or very popular among fans. Luka Doncic is one of the best players in the NBA 2K22 with impressive stats that everybody would like him in their team.
Luka has an almost perfect rating for mid-range shooting, but he can also knock down some points from beyond the arc. He is a solid defender and a healthy athlete with a lot of stamina.
He is only 22 years old, and if he continues to improve, there is no doubt that he would climb this ladder and become the best player in the league.