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CB29
09-19-2011, 04:03 PM
LeBron James has a higher player rating in the NBA 2K12 video game than Kobe Bryant, and naturally that has led to much discourse. Pasta Padre says the two had an even rating in NBA 2K11 (both had 97 out of 100). In NBA 2K12 (watch the awesome trailer here), LeBron received a 98 rating while Kobe Bryant received a 94.

Obviously these scores were determined by some people running the video game, but it reflects the changing mentality of most NBA fans. LeBron James is 26, shot the highest field goal percentage in his career, and he’s widely considered to be in the middle of his prime. Kobe on the other hand is 33 years old and beginning to slow down. He’s been bothered by knee injuries and he plays more of an outside game now compared to when he used to take it to the rack frequently.

Bryant still wins most head-to-head debates with LeBron because he has the championship rings while LeBron does not. However, the video game ratings reflect reality — LeBron is a better player now. And if you think these ratings don’t matter, read this J.R. Smith story and then get back to me.

For the record, Dwyane Wade received a 96 and Chris Bosh had an 80. Where Dwight Howard, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant rank relative to LeBron is the better question.

i agree. Lebron had a better year last year than kobe did and it should reflect in the game too.

Here is the jr article mentioned where he gets mad for his low rating lol.

http://larrybrownsports.com/basketball/j-r-smith-unhappy-with-his-nba-2k11-video-game-rating/33006


EDIT: LeBron James Ranked 98, Kobe a 94 in NBA 2K12

John Walls Era
09-19-2011, 04:06 PM
Seems about right. I have no problems with Dwight, Lebron, Wade, CP3 and Durant having the best ratings.

Wish this game came out in the summer so that I actually have time to play it.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-19-2011, 04:11 PM
who cares, its a ****ing video game:laugh2:

Hellcrooner
09-19-2011, 04:12 PM
ok, its accurate, wheres the problem.
and Imo it should have been that way the last 2 or 3 seasons.
You would need to be a kobe homer to think otherwise.

ugafan
09-19-2011, 04:16 PM
ok, its accurate, wheres the problem.
and Imo it should have been that way the last 2 or 3 seasons.
You would need to be a kobe homer to think otherwise.

What ratings should the Gasol brothers have?

hgtiger32
09-19-2011, 04:19 PM
man oh man here we go. it'll start as a kobe vs lebron, then it will turn into a miami big 3 vs the NBA, then some Bulls fan will say Derrick Rose is best PG, then Rondo, CP3, D-Will, and Russ Westbrook fans will come to the defense and it will be a PG argument, then Lakers fans are going to say that Dwight is going to sign with them while Knicks, Nets, Bulls, Celtics, Thunder, etc fans say why Howard will sign with them. It goes on and on and on...

YungDaSensai
09-19-2011, 04:20 PM
who cares, its a ****ing video game:laugh2:

This. So what, even though i'm a fan of LBJ

Hellcrooner
09-19-2011, 04:20 PM
What ratings should the Gasol brothers have?

pau the second pf and the 10th-12th best rating overall

marc the 2d to 4th center rating and the 25th-30th best rating overall

Avenged
09-19-2011, 04:27 PM
I don't think anyone should find this surprising. :shrug:

Baller1
09-19-2011, 04:32 PM
Lebron 99
Wade 97
Dwight 96
CP3 95
Durant 95
Dirk 95
Rose 93
Kobe 93
Deron 92
Melo 90
Pau 90
Westbrook 90
Amare 90

Those would be mine.

mightybosstone
09-19-2011, 04:33 PM
I'm a little surprised that Bosh only received an 80 because he is still clearly a top 5 PF, but I would think that has to do a little bit with balancing the teams. Playing the Heat on 2K11 was a pain in the ***, and I often feel like they put too much emphasis on star players.

TheRunKiller
09-19-2011, 04:34 PM
94 rating for Kobe is too high for him. it should be around 90 91

knightstemplar
09-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Lebron 99
Wade 97
Dwight 96
CP3 95
Durant 95
Dirk 95
Rose 93
Kobe 93
Deron 92
Melo 90
Pau 90
Westbrook 90
Amare 90

Those would be mine.

Durant is not even close to that good
Westbrook, LOL

mekedubs
09-19-2011, 04:44 PM
It's ok to me because of the "living rosters" updates in the game so if LeBron is dissappearing again at critical moments and IF Kobe comes out dominating the league, those ratings will change... So I'm cool with the ratings and if anyone has actually played the NBA 2K games then they know that the ratings DAMN NEAR DON'T MEAN *******!!!! I've gotten dropped off by Marese Speights for 35 points!! I won anyway, but damn Marese Speights?!

JordansBulls
09-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Dirk better be higher than a damn 83 like he was last year. What a disgrace!!!

Htownballa1622
09-19-2011, 04:58 PM
Durant is not even close to that good
Westbrook, LOL

I thought his rankings were pretty good :shrug:

CB29
09-19-2011, 05:05 PM
just informing and preparing some for the news

Chill_Will_24
09-19-2011, 05:06 PM
When does it release? October 4-8ish like all the other NBA 2K games?

CB29
09-19-2011, 05:10 PM
When does it release? October 4-8ish like all the other NBA 2K games?

oct 4th

Bruno
09-19-2011, 05:30 PM
Good. It will make it all the sweeter when I spank the Heat on hall of fame :guns:

Can't wait for 2k12 :clap:

But LBJ has no business having a higher ranking. He should have remained at 97. He did nothing this year to deserve a boost in his ranking from last year. Bryants ranking is acceptable.

THE GIPPER
09-19-2011, 05:35 PM
Lebron 99
Wade 95
Dwight 96
CP3 95
Durant 94
Dirk 95
Rose 93
Kobe 92
Deron 91
Melo 91
Pau 88
Westbrook 89
Amare 88

Those would be mine.

not bad i bolded the ones i changed

GREATNESS ONE
09-19-2011, 05:35 PM
The World is over as we know it !!!!! Aaaaaaaaahhhhh !!!!

THE GIPPER
09-19-2011, 05:37 PM
Good. It will make it all the sweeter when I spank the Heat on hall of fame :guns:

Can't wait for 2k12 :clap:

But LBJ has no business having a higher ranking. He should have remained at 97. He did nothing this year to deserve a boost in his ranking from last year. Bryants ranking is acceptable.

Maybe they just set the overall bar a little higher this year? Or maybe they decided that whoever the best player is should be 99 while everyone elses rating shows how close they are to him :shrug:

The Final Boss
09-19-2011, 05:38 PM
People still watch basketball?

Teeboy1487
09-19-2011, 05:57 PM
No surprise here. Lebron is the best player in the nba currently. This is actually accurate.

Slimsim
09-19-2011, 05:57 PM
not bad i bolded the ones i changed

not bad

asandhu23
09-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Its ok. Monta Ellis is the best. even if he isn't, I can always edit player ratings.

likemystylez
09-19-2011, 06:23 PM
Its ok. Monta Ellis is the best. even if he isn't, I can always edit player ratings.

you gotta

Evolution23
09-19-2011, 06:27 PM
There's only one 99 and his name is Jordan.

likemystylez
09-19-2011, 06:44 PM
There's only one 99 and his name is Jordan.

pfffft, always thought he was overrated, thats politics for ya :D

MTar786
09-19-2011, 06:51 PM
wow lebron should be a 96 with wade at 95 and kobe at 94..

if they wanna start lebron at 98 then wade should be a high 96 with kobe at 95.

also maybe dirk will get some respect this time and get atleast a 93

PC
09-19-2011, 06:54 PM
I'm not getting 2k12 if there's no season

Cano4prez
09-19-2011, 07:01 PM
He's been better for 3 years

Andrew32
09-19-2011, 07:09 PM
You know you can edit the ratings right?

Shaq can hit threes in my version.

Also Lebron is much better then Kobe at this point so whats the problem with him being rated higher?

The Final Boss
09-19-2011, 07:17 PM
pau the second pf and the 10th-12th best rating overall

marc the 2d to 4th center rating and the 25th-30th best rating overall

This is a good assessment.

NYKNYGNYY
09-19-2011, 07:23 PM
the only problem i see with that is kobe is rated to high...

3mikee_
09-19-2011, 07:24 PM
Yea... I'm a kobe Fan and LeBron is better than Kobe at this point so the rating is right

IndiansFan337
09-19-2011, 07:27 PM
Rightfully so.....LeBron is better than Kobe.

Bruno
09-19-2011, 07:29 PM
Maybe they just set the overall bar a little higher this year? Or maybe they decided that whoever the best player is should be 99 while everyone elses rating shows how close they are to him :shrug:

Maybe something like that, but it says James is rated a 98?

shep33
09-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Pretty fair

b_russ
09-19-2011, 08:00 PM
I'm not getting 2k12 if there's no season

Good to know.

Anyway. We don't even know what dictates these rating. Remember how everyone was freaking out last year because Rondo was rated so high? Who cares? He still couldn't shoot. I think they do a good job of rating.

shep33
09-19-2011, 08:03 PM
the only problem i see with that is kobe is rated to high...

Honestly if you think Kobe is rated high, then Melo should be rated lower than him still. I'm a huge fan of both Melo and Kobe, but production wise Kobe has similar or better numbers than Melo over the past 3 years. Melo just averages more rebounds.

Law25
09-19-2011, 08:03 PM
My ratings

Wade 97
Dwight 96
Dirk 96
Lebron 95
Kobe 95
CP3 95
Durant93
Rose 93
Melo 91
Bosh 90
Stat 89
Pau 88

Lebron is not the best player in the game. Most gifted? yes, but best player? not by a long shot. Despite leaving his team to play on anothers superstars team, he had everyone waiting to hand over the undisputed best player in the league title to him, but what did he do on the grandest stage? answer is, he did what he's becoming accustom to doing CHOKE and choke BIG. The love fest must stop!!! He's should have to earn his respect like every other true great in NBA history.

Yanks All Day
09-19-2011, 08:09 PM
I would assume its because LeBron is a better player than Kobe.

MackShock
09-19-2011, 08:13 PM
What do you expect, Kobe is way older than Lebron.

Im a 2k man and i use to hate how guys like KG, Wade, Kobe & Lebron were rated 99. At least now there's some sort of realness to it. Except Kobe doesnt have 99 dunk in real life anymore

netsgiantsyanks
09-19-2011, 08:17 PM
omg omg omg, kobe is def better than lebron, omg omg omg

tredigs
09-19-2011, 08:18 PM
My ratings

Wade 97
Dwight 96
Dirk 96
Lebron 95
Kobe 95
CP3 95
Durant93
Rose 93
Melo 91
Bosh 90
Stat 89
Pau 88

Lebron is not the best player in the game. Most gifted? yes, but best player? not by a long shot. Despite leaving his team to play on anothers superstars team, he had everyone waiting to hand over the undisputed best player in the league title to him, but what did he do on the grandest stage? answer is, he did what he's becoming accustom to doing CHOKE and choke BIG. The love fest must stop!!! He's should have to earn his respect like every other true great in NBA history.

EL OH EL couldn't agree more! Which is exactly why Dwight should be rated ahead of him after taking the Magic on his back this post-season during the 4th quarter (unlike Lebron... whatever lozers Celtics and Bulls series were flukes) and taking them deep in the playoffs once again this year - along with yet another legendary playoff run by Kobe (which AT LEAST matches Lebron's production this year)!

lakerboy
09-19-2011, 08:36 PM
My friend told me he used the Heat for a full NBA 2k12 season, and in the championship, the controller would get real cold and frozen during the fourth quarter.

Can anybody tell me Lebron's clutch rating? LMAO he should be worse than Gilbert Arenas.

KeepMonta#8
09-19-2011, 08:43 PM
My friend told me he used the Heat for a full NBA 2k12 season, and in the championship, the controller would get real cold and frozen during the fourth quarter.

Can anybody tell me Lebron's clutch rating? LMAO he should be worse than Gilbert Arenas.

lol gibert at a time was the most clutch in da league he had 10 game-winners in one seeason

Comcastman
09-19-2011, 08:56 PM
his traveling rating better be 99

MackShock
09-19-2011, 09:23 PM
I dont get why people edit the ratings..I mean I guess its for customization. ]

However, I dont do it, mainly because I play online, and play friends for money..so changing it for an advantage would be dirty

Cal827
09-19-2011, 09:29 PM
lol gibert at a time was the most clutch in da league he had 10 game-winners in one seeason

:laugh: Where has the time gone?

C-Style
09-19-2011, 10:31 PM
do the ratings change during the 4th Quarter?

TheRunKiller
09-19-2011, 11:33 PM
do the ratings change during the 4th Quarter?

:laugh:

juno10
09-20-2011, 08:32 AM
:laugh:

derrick roses free throw rating change to 12 in the 4ths.. :p

ShakeN'Bake
09-20-2011, 09:21 AM
There's only one 99 and his name is Jordan.

DeAndre Jordan should def be a 99, I agree.

asandhu23
09-20-2011, 09:40 AM
Mike James, *****es.

LakersIn5
09-20-2011, 09:41 AM
dirk should be like 90 max. he didnt improve at all he just had a better all around team last year why he won the championship

Hellcrooner
09-20-2011, 10:55 AM
There's only one 99 and his name is Jordan.

farmar or deandre?

:D

Greet
09-20-2011, 11:24 AM
Derrick Rose won MVP, why isn't he at least a 95?

nickdymez
09-20-2011, 12:08 PM
My ratings

Wade 97
Dwight 96
Dirk 96
Lebron 95
Kobe 95
CP3 95
Durant93
Rose 93
Melo 91
Bosh 90
Stat 89
Pau 88

Lebron is not the best player in the game. Most gifted? yes, but best player? not by a long shot. Despite leaving his team to play on anothers superstars team, he had everyone waiting to hand over the undisputed best player in the league title to him, but what did he do on the grandest stage? answer is, he did what he's becoming accustom to doing CHOKE and choke BIG. The love fest must stop!!! He's should have to earn his respect like every other true great in NBA history.

Good luck with that on PSD. No one on PSD thinks Lebron should have to earn anything.

Chronz
09-20-2011, 12:11 PM
Heads up the Demo is out, the post game is odd

Ebbs
09-20-2011, 12:15 PM
Yea Dirk should be high last year he was 80 something which was BS!

Kobe should be lije the 7th or 8th highest player so thats fair. Bosh at 80 is to low.

lakerboy
09-20-2011, 12:32 PM
lol gibert at a time was the most clutch in da league he had 10 game-winners in one seeason

Yeah but the year he missed those free throws vs Cleveland, they gave them a ****** rating in NBA 2k

Mr.ATLHawks
09-20-2011, 01:00 PM
Derrick Rose won MVP, why isn't he at least a 95?

I would guess because he is not a very good shooter, and maybe his rebounding statistics are lower. People seem to forget that these ratings take all aspects of the game eg. shooting, passing, defense, speed, agility, steals...etc. IMO melo should not be over a 90 strictly because of his lack of defense. Lebron will always be rated higher because he can do it all, and when I say do it all no he is not a 3 point shooter but he still hits them at an above average clip, he still plays excellent D and rebounds well. Nowitski's offensive stats are probably off the charts but when it comes to rebounding and defense he probably isnt rated that high. Durant ios way to high at a 95, he needs to improve his defense ALOT to warrant that kind of rating. Westbrook's combined speed, agility, and defense should make him higher then Durant IMO.

CB29
09-20-2011, 01:19 PM
LeBron James Ranked 98, Kobe a 94 in NBA 2K12

There's the official.

Sactown
09-20-2011, 01:38 PM
Are states weighted differently based on position? like post D would have a larger affect on a C VS A Pg? that could explain rating differences

akagiredsuns
09-20-2011, 01:53 PM
This is so stupid. It's a damn video game. Now the LeBronites are gonna have a hard on cus James rating is better than Kobe's in a video game. Seriously people need to get lives go out have fun and stop wasting $60 a year on a sports game that will depreciate by 2/3 the price in 3 months. What is wrong with people? Kobe already has a legacy Finals MVP and 5 rings. LeBron scored 8 pts in a Finals game. :facepalm:

NickyNick
09-20-2011, 02:24 PM
i cant wait until they come out with a good NBA video game....they say basketball is the hardest to replicate in a game, these games just dont flow right and are not realistic

Sactown
09-20-2011, 02:25 PM
This is so stupid. It's a damn video game. Now the LeBronites are gonna have a hard on cus James rating is better than Kobe's in a video game. Seriously people need to get lives go out have fun and stop wasting $60 a year on a sports game that will depreciate by 2/3 the price in 3 months. What is wrong with people? Kobe already has a legacy Finals MVP and 5 rings. LeBron scored 8 pts in a Finals game. :facepalm:

The only thing worse then people obsessing over this game is that your getting so mad about it lol you're obviously upset that Lebron is rated higher than Kobe, so now you're *****ing about it... what's wrong with you? is the better question.. look in the mirror kid

tredigs
09-20-2011, 03:31 PM
i cant wait until they come out with a good NBA video game....they say basketball is the hardest to replicate in a game, these games just dont flow right and are not realistic

Come again? NBA 2k11 and especially 12 are flat out incredible (from all the live gameplay I've seen and rundowns of what will be included). Arguably some of the best sports games ever made.

KeepMonta#8
09-20-2011, 07:21 PM
do the ratings change during the 4th Quarter?

does a dolphin **** in the ocean?

LosDoyers1
09-21-2011, 12:51 AM
his traveling rating better be 99

:laugh: He's definitely better than Kobe at that.


do the ratings change during the 4th Quarter?

:laugh:

TheRunKiller
09-21-2011, 02:34 AM
derrick roses free throw rating change to 12 in the 4ths.. :p

Are the Raptors on 2k12?

asandhu23
09-21-2011, 03:00 AM
Just ****ing edit the ratings yourself if you don"t like them.

sventhedog
09-21-2011, 06:47 AM
kobe is getting old. so no surprise. or they must've added a new attribute. choking - 99. haha.

Knicks21
09-21-2011, 07:12 AM
Lebron 99
Wade 97
Dwight 96
CP3 95
Durant 95
Dirk 95
Rose 93
Kobe 93
Deron 92
Melo 90
Pau 90
Westbrook 90
Amare 90

Those would be mine.

Westbrook, Amare, Dirk, Pau, CP3, Durant are all to high. Westbrook is still in the 80's for me, Amare as well, Dirk low 90's - high 80's, Pau should be Mid 80's, CP3 low 90's, Durant low 90's. I feel to be 93 and above you should have to be in a special group, Kobe, James, Wade and Dwight all qualify with some outsiders that could make it through roster updates (Rose, Durant, CP3).

Knicks21
09-21-2011, 07:47 AM
It doesnt matter that Lebron has a higher rating, his release was horrible in 2k11 and looks much the same in 2k12.

HoopsProphet_V2
09-21-2011, 08:30 AM
colby aka the goat bryants deserves to have a 102 because he invented basketballing

alencp3
09-21-2011, 09:03 AM
griffin better be 90+

Greet
09-21-2011, 09:08 AM
griffin better be 90+

The NBA "Where defense doesn't matter"

ChiSox219
09-21-2011, 10:46 AM
The NBA "Where defense doesn't matter"

I have him rated 90 or 91 in my self-updated roster and his defensive attributes are not good. I'd guess he starts off at 88 in 2k12

jimbobjarree
09-21-2011, 11:02 AM
this shouldn't surprise anyone :confused:

Geargo Wallace
09-21-2011, 12:48 PM
Sports video games are lame. I prefer the real thing.