With the latest instalment of the NBA 2K phenomenon due to drop on October 7th, the player ratings for the 2015 version of the game are gradually being released, and as always, one player was unhappy with his rating.
The player in question is Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas who - when he discovered he was rated 80/100 - vented his frustration on twitter addressing NBA 2K insider Ronnie Singh:
"Def need to be rated higher than a 80 tho lol @Ronnie2K."
Ronnie Singh quoted Thomas' tweet and then asked, "What do you think you should be rated & what stats should be high?"
"Avg 20 & 6 last season lol only 6 other guys did that and they "Superstars" I think [at] least 84 would be [cool].....y'all gotta make me finish at the rim better lol. I do it pretty good in real life just saying. But other than that I'm good wit it'"
His numbers stack up
Lets not kid ourselves, we know it's only a video game and in the grand scheme of things, Thomas isn't going to lose any sleep over his rating but he did average more assists and have a better shooting percentage than Kyrie Irving who will be rated 88.
Also when you consider the "superstars" he is referring to, players such as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant - all said to be rated 88 or more - Thomas can be forgiven for questioning his rating.
When all is said and done however, I.T knows he is not world beater, but when you look at the stats, you could certainly argue a case that he warrants the 84 rating he is after.
Another player who could be upset with his rating is future hall of famer Kobe Bryant. It has been revealed that Bryant will be rated 89. A four point drop from his NBA 2K14 rating of 93. It has been some time since the Lakers star has been rated this low.
A week ago 2K Sports reported that only four players will be rated in the 90's on the latest instalment of the video game franchise. Players who have made the cut so far are Kevin Durant (95), Tim Duncan (90) and LeBron James (98). The last player to join the trio in the 90's has yet to be revealed.
What do you make of the new NBA 2K ratings?