Nets' Kevin Durant Rips NBA2K23 Rating: 'This Has Become Laughable'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 6, 2022

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on April 10, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets won 134-126. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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When it comes Kevin Durant's NBA 2K rating, anything less than perfection isn't enough for the Brooklyn Nets star.

Durant received a 96 overall rating for NBA 2K23, making him one of the best players in the game. However, he thought he warranted the highest possible rating allowed:

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5

Aye <a href="https://twitter.com/Ronnie2K?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Ronnie2K</a> I’m gonna need an explanation on why I’m not a 99? This has become laughable <a href="https://t.co/oySQUtcDP2">https://t.co/oySQUtcDP2</a>

Ronnie 2K 2K23 @Ronnie2K

I am petitioning for us to remove MJ on the cover and replacing with you the real 99 <a href="https://t.co/hzXzHhU04X">https://t.co/hzXzHhU04X</a>

Durant continued to be excellent in the regular season in 2021-22, averaging 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 games. However, the 33-year-old didn't play up to his usual standards in the playoffs, as he shot 38.6 percent from the field in Brooklyn's first-round sweep.

In terms of his standing in 2K, the fact that Durant missed the entire 2019-20 season because of an Achilles injury and proceeded to miss 64 games over the next two years won't help his durability rating, either.

Durant didn't need much in the way of additional motivation as he looks to guide the Nets to an NBA title. Now, the 12-time All-Star might feel even more compelled to show he remains a level above his peers.