Three days from the release of NBA 2K23, 2K Sports has unveiled player ratings for many of the sport's top stars.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant are among a group of four players tied for the second-best rating at 96 overall.
Per 2KRatings.com, reigning NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry and two-time reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokić are the other players with a confirmed overall rating of 96.
The top player, with a 97 overall rating, is Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Coming off a star-making season in which he led the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals, Jayson Tatum is a 93 overall. Antetokounmpo, the quartet at 96 overall, Luka Dončić (95) and Kawhi Leonard (94) are the only players ranked ahead of the 24-year-old.
This marks a three-point jump for Tatum from his overall rating in NBA 2K22 by the end of the season. He averaged 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game with a 39.3 three-point percentage in 24 starts in the postseason.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant will also start the season with a 93 overall rating. Zion Williamson, who was selected one pick ahead of Morant in the 2019 NBA draft, received a rating of 87 despite not playing in 2021-22 as he recovered from foot surgery.
Basketball fans can take control of their favorite teams and players when NBA 2K23 drops Sept. 9. Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker is the cover athlete of the standard edition.
WNBA legends Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird are on the cover of the WNBA Edition. Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan is on the cover of his own special edition of the game, as well as the Championship Edition.