Whenever the NBA 2K highest rating player list is updated (every year), there is much debate about the players’ ratings. But we still don’t know the official rating for every game until they start. Fortunately, the developers are about to stir up the top players.

The NBA has announced the player list with the highest NBA 2K rating ever, along with many of the scores. Usually, the score list is the player’s tag, and the performances are about to be captured on camera.

The following post will shed some light on the players with the highest NBA 2K rating of all time.

Top Players with the Highest NBA 2K Ratings Ever

The following is a list of the top-rated NBA 2K players over the years.

Shaquille O’Neal – Los Angeles Lakers

Highest NBA 2K Ratings Ever Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal gets the top place on our list. He was the performer of four-time NBA 2K champion-owning team Lakers. He was in his career’s peak form while winning MVP trophies thrice in 2000-2002 in the NBA Finals.

He maintained his powerful, dominant performance, and his move was named the ‘Shaq attack.’ This title became his household name throughout the game at Miami Heat and LA Lakers. He became the NBA’s best-ever scorer with 98 Driving Drunk, 98 Layup, and 98 Handles.

In his 1992-2011 spanned career, Shaquille holds a total of 27 badges. Of those badges, 11 are Hall of Fame level.

Kevin Garnett – Minnesota Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett made it possible to win and claimed the NBA title in 2008 against the LA Lakers.

As of 2020, Kevin is the player with the highest NBA 2K ratings who won both Defensive Player of the Year and NBA MVP. Together with Defensive Leader and Brick Wall game, he gained 36 badges in total. Those six badges are Hall Fame level.

He is known as ‘Big Ticket’ for his excellent speed and dunking. He holds a high dominance graph with 98 Hustle, 98 Standing Duck, and 91 Athleticism. Garnett’s defending rate is 80, and his Rebounding rate is 94.

Oscar Robertson – Sacramento Kings

Oscar Robertson amazed us with his techniques all around in his career. He is one time MVP award winner and NBA championship winner. He continued with 14 seasons in his career.

He is the only player in NBA 2K history who averaged a triple-double besides Russel Westbrook and also achieved ‘The Big O’ title.

His outside scoring was at 90, Playmaking at 92, and Layups scored 98 in NBA’s latest ranking.

Dirk Nowitzki – Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki the German, gained the Dallas Mavericks hero tag for his tremendous output. He played his 21-year career and took the Maverick to 15 NBA tournaments. Drik was a significant game changer in the 2011 championship and MVP Finals winning is in the process.

He is an excellent shooter according to his size, and 88% of free throws and almost 50% of goal attempts are listed in his pocket. Most Of the time, he took part as a power forward and was a talented front-court gamer.

Drik’s Mid-range shot is at 98, and his free throw rate is at 92, according to the NBA’s latest stats. Playmaking holds his weakness in the game, but his overall 98 marking proves his strength.

Larry Bird – Boston Celtics

Our list of players with the highest NBA 2K rating includes Larry Bird at number 5. He makes himself the center of interest in any game by staying on top of the game. So, he has versatile gaming techniques and can adopt anything dynamic when necessary.

His reflected gaming stats are as follows: Pass Accuracy at 94, Help defense at 97, Three point shot at 98, IQ contribution at 98.

His nickname is ‘The Hick from French Lick,’ and in NBA history, he has earned the title of Rookie player of the year. Bird has many titles like NBA Finals MVP, Valuable Player, All-star MVP, Executive, and coach of the year.

Tim Duncan – San Antonio Spurs

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Tim Duncan was from the popular NBA franchise San Antonio Spurs. He earned the nickname ‘The Big Fundamental’ as a power forward. He earned three NBA finals MVP awards. In addition in the regular season, his rating consistently averaged higher in post-season games.

His rating graph includes 98 Defensive Consistency, 95 Rebounding, and 98 IQ Contribution. 

The Takeaway

Nowadays, in the NBA 2K tournament, current stars will score how many triple-doubles or threes; we stick to looking into that. But, there are many previous highest NBA 2K rating stars inspired us to see today’s NBA performance. 

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