Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum Receive Identical NBA 2K19 Ratings

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJuly 20, 2018

FILE - At left, in a Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell, poses for a picture at their media day in Salt Lake City. At right, also in a Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons poses for a photograph at their media day in Camden, N.J. Simmons and Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters.(AP Photo/File)
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The 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year debate featured compelling cases for three different candidates, and while one ultimately took home the trophy, none of them were able to separate themselves from the others in terms of video game ratings.

NBA 2K19 gave Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum ratings of 87:


8⃣7⃣ R.O.Y. @BenSimmons25 has got something in common with a couple of his fellow '18 rooks 👀 #NBA2K19 https://t.co/hOto3aD9K9


8⃣7⃣ for the Slam Dunk Contest champ, R.O.Y. runner up, and Team 2K player @Spidadmitchell. Same rating as another notable rook 🍀 Fair or nah? https://t.co/p78IzZOkGI


8⃣7⃣ for R.O.Y. candidate and Team 2K player @JayTatum0. Agree or nah? #NBA2K19 https://t.co/pvhcn70PN3

Simmons walked away with the Rookie of the Year award, but NBA 2K19 thinks this battle is still too close to call.

Simmons felt as though he had earned a higher rating:


Dropping another rating today 👀 @BenSimmons25 #NBA2K19 https://t.co/2OOho4NEFJ


Our Australian cover athlete @BenSimmons25 wasn't thrilled with his 87 rating in #NBA2K19 Watch his reaction to finding out 😂 https://t.co/cORpPP5yOp

Ben Simmons @BenSimmons25

An 87 @Ronnie2K? I'm comin for y'all @NBA2K #NBA2K19 https://t.co/blDYkPdriH

Mitchell also had some questions:

Donovan Mitchell @spidadmitchell

2 questions @NBA2K What's my dunk rating? And who else is an 87 this year 🤔 😂 https://t.co/TGbs1Fvrez

Perhaps one of them will find a way to end the debate by the time NBA 2K20 is released.


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