Zion Williamson asks 2K to raise their ratings on NBA 2K21
Zion Williamson was not very happy when he saw his ratings in NBA 2K21, since in the game (as his team showed him) he only has about 81 OVR, despite he was selected as the cover athlete of the version of PS5 and Xbox Series X|S of the game.
After his first season with the New Orleans Pelicans, the player believes he should have better ratings after the update and believes that the current ratings assigned to him do not represent the level of play he has in real life.
In the following video, you can see Williamson's reaction after seeing his low ratings in NBA 2K21, so he calls Ronnie 2K to tell him his thoughts about the low number of ratings assigned to him in this version.
Beyond the humorous tone of the interaction, Williamson's words are totally serious and are intended to change the minds of the 2K developers. Players feel very close to the developers since 2K has had a close relationship with the big stars in recent years, so it is normal for these types of calls to occur.
However, at the end of the day, it was all a joke made by the New Orleans Pelicans on their current superstar. The player has 86 OVR points in NBA 2K21, and not 81 as he saw in the video of the tweet.
Beyond the joke, this shows how much some players care about their NBA 2K ratings. Especially for those who play in NBA MyTEAM or NBA MyCAREER, game modes in which a lot of time is invested and in which they want to win every game.
Some users buy NBA 2K21 MT Coins to add their favorite players to their team, so ratings are something that not only fans take very seriously, but professional players too.
Buddy Hield also complained last week.
The winner of last year's 3-point competition, Buddy Hield, complained last week about not finishing in the top 10 of NBA 2K21's best shooters.
The Sacramento Kings guard was one of the best in this statistic last season with the effectiveness of more than 40%, more than interesting numbers that surpass even some of those who are above him on the list.
Hield, in an ironic mood, played down the matter by publishing his trophy for the winner of the three-point competition on his Twitter account, noting that "he doesn't usually play NBA 2K21”.
However, there is no doubt that we will continue to see these types of episodes in the future since video games are increasingly influential, they are more related to the players and the developers such as Visual Concepts or EA is giving participation to them.
(Contributed by José D. Villalobos; Edited by Hermes_Fang)