Top 5 NBA 2K Players with the Best Average Ratings

Who are the all-time top players in NBA 2K? One way to come to a determination is to compare their average ratings across the franchise’s history. If we do that, 5 players come out on top. These are the players that the series has recognized most consistently for their performance. Let’s take a closer look at the top 5 NBA 2K players of all time and their real-world careers to understand what has made each of them a legend.

1. LeBron James

Average rating: 95.70

Highest rating: 99 on 2K9 and 2K14

Lowest rating: 78 on 2K4

2K seasons: 20

LeBron James is a legend who needs no introduction. Anyone who has followed his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers knows how epic his speed and agility are. Among his accomplishments to date are four NBA championships, four NBA MVPs, four Finals MVPs, three All-Star MVPs, 17 All-Star selections, and the Rookie of the Year award back in 2003-4.

2. Kobe Bryant

Average rating: 94.94

Highest rating: 99 on 2K5 and 2K9

Lowest rating: 85 on 2K16

2K seasons: 17

Kobe Bryant became one of basketball’s greats not only through his spectacular skills, but also through his determination and leadership. He became a five-time NBA Champion in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010, and had 18 NBA All-Star selections. Other achievements included two-time NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, and much more.

3. Tim Duncan

Average rating: 93.35

Highest rating: 99 on 2K4 and 2K6

Lowest rating: 84 on 2K12

2K seasons: 17

San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan might just be the most impressive power forward who has ever played. Among his achievements are five-time NBA champion, three-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time NBA MVP, and 15 NBA All-Star selections. In 2020, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

4. Kevin Durant

Average rating: 92.0

Highest rating: 97 on 2K19

Lowest rating: 80 on 2K8

2K seasons: 16

Kevin Durant is one of the greatest scorers the NBA has ever seen, and is beloved both for his abilities on the court and his humble personality. His achievements include two NBA championships, two Finals MVP Awards, the NBA Most Valuable Player Award, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, 12 NBA All-Star selections, and more.

5. Allen Iverson

Average rating: 91.83

Highest rating: 97 on 2K

Lowest rating: 80 on 2K11

2K seasons: 12

Finally, we have Allen Iverson, a player who became as famous for his personal style as he did for his scoring abilities. Hip hop culture has become a big part of basketball, and much of that is due to Iverson’s influence. Some of his achievements include the Rookie of the Year Award, the Most Valuable Player Award, the All-Star game MVP Award (twice), and 11 NBA All-Star selections. As of 2016, he entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is known as “the Answer.”

Now you know a little bit more about LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Durant, and Allen Iverson, the top 5 NBA 2K players of all time. These players have received consistent high ratings throughout NBA 2K history as a reflection of their incredible real world accomplishments. We have really just skimmed the surface of each of their respective careers in this post. You are going to want to research each of them yourself to learn more about their epic careers.

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