Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar, and Magic Johnson are the only 4 players who are rated 99 in NBA 2K game and are the final 4 players.
All these 4 players are a no-brainer, they are some of the greatest players ever to play the game and their achievement is beyond expectations. Jordan is a 6 times NBA champion, 6 times finals MVP, and 5 times regular-season MVP, LeBron is a 4 times NBA champion, 4 times finals MVP, and 4 times regular-season MVP. Kareem Abdul Jabbar, one of the greatest basketball careers ever with 3 NCAA titles, 6 MVPs (most ever), 6 NBA titles, and all-time scoring leader, and his teammate Magic Johnson is a 3 times MVP winner, 5 times champion, 3 times finals MVP. These are just cream layer achievements, their career is near perfect, and are more than deserving candidates for NBA 2K’s highest rating i.e 99.
The final 4 from @NBA2K's celebration of #NBA75 top all-time players based on their overall ratings in #NBA2K22. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson come out on top. Who is your #1 in NBA 2K? pic.twitter.com/FBOf6HFLiJ
— NBA (@NBA) November 5, 2021
Other players who are rated 98 are Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russel, Shaquille O’Neal, Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Garnett Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon are the deserving nominees.
With NBA 2K list of ratings, players have been on point and deserving players like Oscar Robertson, George Mikan are also getting their limelight despite playing in an era when cameras were not even their record their legendary games. As of now the highest-rated current player in the NBA are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry which is 96, and for the first time, it is tied after a long period of dominance by King LeBron James.