NBA 2K23 Ratings: Giannis Antetokounmpo is the highest rated player this year

After yet another year as the centerpiece of the Milwaukee Bucks franchise, 2K has decided to honor Giannis Antetokounmpo by giving him the highest rating in NBA 2K23!

Here's what we've learned from the latest news around the NBA 2K23 ratings both officially and from leaks so far.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Highest Rated Player in NBA 2K23

Giannis Antetokounmpo is kicking off the NBA 2K23 ratings reveals this week, at least officially, and comes in at a 97 OVR rating!

NBA 2K veterans are quite familiar with Giannis Antetokounmpo holding a 97 OVR rating, but this year, it's finally enough to be the unmatched highest-rated player in NBA 2K23.

Ratings are always a contentious topic in sports games, and the NBA 2K series is certainly no different. Many basketball fans will point to other NBA superstars as contenders for the top spot that Giannis now holds, including back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry, Lebron James, and others.


Before the debates start (hold those tweets), it's important to note just how 2K approaches player ratings in NBA 2K games. For starters, player ratings in NBA 2K23, like years previous, aren't without their context. When rating players, 2K evaluates how players mesh with their teams and the role players have for their teams as well as individual skill levels.

With this in mind, Giannis Antetetokounmpo's NBA 2K23 rating isn't just an outright claim that he's the best player in the league without taking into account his fit within the Milwaukee Bucks.

Whether that means he still deserves the spot over Nikola Jokic and other worthy contenders, well, we can all hash out on social media as we wait for NBA 2K23's release date to finally roll around.

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