Joel Embiid Thought He Would Have Same Rating As LeBron James In ‘NBA 2K18’

by NESN Staff

July 17, 2017

Joel Embiid was fantastic in the 31 games he played during the 2016-17 NBA season. So much so, that the Philadelphia 76ers center believes he’s on the same level as LeBron James, or at least should be rated the same on “NBA 2K18.”

2K Sports released a video Monday where it tells Embiid his rating in the latest installment of the game, and the former Kansas University star was a little upset to learn he was given a rating of 86, which is pretty good for a player who has played 31 career games. But Embiid believes he should be rated higher.

Embiid claims he deserves a 95 rating because when he’s on the court he is the “best defensive player in the league.”

For comparison, the only player who was given a rating of 95 for last year’s installment of the game was James, as Stephen Curry and his teammate, Kevin Durant, each checked in at 94, respectively.

But Embiid believes he’s found the secret to obtaining the 95 rating.

The 23-year-old center averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in his rookie season, so if he stays healthy he should be able to vault up the “2K” ratings board.

Thumbnail photo via Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports Images

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