Kobe Bryant Receives His Lowest 'NBA 2K' Player Rating Yet

Katie Richcreek@BookstoreKatieFeatured ColumnistAugust 29, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 21:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a score during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on January 21, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Among Kobe Bryant's career milestones is having appeared in every NBA 2K game to date.

Ronnie 2K 2K19 @Ronnie2K

The "Black Mamba" @kobebryant in #NBA2K16, who has appeared in EVERY @NBA2K game to date! http://t.co/Iy6vbRg5N6

But in the upcoming NBA 2K16 edition, the Black Mamba's player rating of 85 is his lowest yet.

According to numbers reported by CBS Sports, his player rating has been on a steady decline since peaking at 99 in NBA 2K9, dropping to 93 by NBA 2K13, where it remained until falling to 89 in NBA 2K15.

Bryant will be entering his 20th NBA season this October, coming off back-to-back season-ending injuries.

[h/t CBS Sports]


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.