On the heels of signing a seven-year deal with Nike worth $60 million, NBA superstar Kevin Durant has the gaming and basketball world abuzz with news of the game, NBA2k15, rating him at 95. Durant, who is on the cover of this latest edition of the game, has been seen as a strong contender to eclipse Lebron James, who gained a rating of 99 when he was featured on last year’s cover.
Game company 2K Sports revised the rating system for the game and announced that the NBA MVP is 1 of 4 current NBA players with a rating above 90. Kevin Durant’s ranking has been boosted up from the 94 rating that he got in the NBA2k14 edition of the game.
Spencer Lund of Dime Magazine, in making his predictions of the ratings, had this to say.
“KD would be ranked higher than LeBron, but that could come within the next couple iterations of the game as LeBron heads into the twilight of his career and Durant reaches his peak (he isn’t even at his peak yet!) We’re guessing LeBron gets a 98 or 97 rating, following his Finals loss and Blake Griffin gets a 92 or 93 with Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Chris Paul or even Russell Westbrook, as a 90 or 91.”
The ratings seem to be a well-guarded secret as the gaming franchise only released a few other official ratings after reaching a high of 500k followers on its twitter account. The company has promised to reveal the ratings of 100 more players when they reach their next target of followers on twitter.
According to Tyler Conway of Bleacher Report, NBA 2k enthusiasts can expect notable improvements and features in NBA2k15. Gamers can anticipate the removal of virtual currency (VC), a feature which limited trades and free agent signing in NBA2k14. Commenting on the new MyLeague mode, Conway gave high commendations.
“The concept, if executed properly sounds like a customizable and depth gold mine.”
Senior producers at 2K Sports, in an interview with Steve Noah of Operation Sports, explained the new feature.
“MyLeague can be run over 80 possible seasons and players will have the option to optimize the salary cap, draft classes and a number of other things while controlling up to 30 teams.”
“Well, we heard the community loud and clear about wanting a mode that could be fully customizable,” Rob Jones and Erick Boenisch told Steve.
The MyLeague mode is an apparent replacement for the Association Mode, which was removed from previous versions of the game. The game will be released on October 7, 2014 and will be released for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC.
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