Harden, Simmons, Russell and more get changes in 2K19’s All-Star ratings update - Dexerto
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Harden, Simmons, Russell and more get changes in 2K19’s All-Star ratings update

Published: 2/Feb/2019 22:10 Updated: 2/Feb/2019 22:15

by Vincent Genova

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The NBA has released the full rosters for the upcoming All-Star game and 2K19 responded with a major ratings update for a number of star players.

Houston’s James Harden, who has gone on a record setting scoring spree in January, has been given another buff to make him the second highest rated player in 2K at 97 overall.

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Previously, Harden and Kevin Durant were both rated 96, trailing only LeBron James at 98.

It’s not a travel.

D’Angelo Russell and Ben Simmons have been named to the All-Star team for the first time in their young careers and 2K rewarded them with an upgrade. 

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Brooklyn’s Russell gets two points and is now rated 86, while Simmons goes from 87 to 88 overall.

Additionally, Russell was given the “Clutch Performer” Badge, which increases scoring stats near the end of close games.

It was not all good news however as a few All-Star players saw their ratings actually go down. Kemba Walker, who will finally make his first All-Star appearance, was downgraded from 89 to 88 after an inconsistent run of games.

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Toronto’s Kyle Lowry is another All-Star who has also struggled of late and 2K19 responded by knocking two points off his overall. Lowry will now carry an 85 rating.

For the complete list, which also includes another buff to Nikola Jokic, check out 2k19’s post.

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NBA 2K21 slam dunks its way onto the PS5 in Fall 2020

Published: 11/Jun/2020 22:46

by James Busby

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Sony has revealed the next installment of its hit basketball series, NBA 2k21, will be launching in Fall 2020.

The pre-alpha footage was incredibly brief but basketball fans got to see how the new character models and lighting would look in NBA 2K21.

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Last year’s installment was plagued by various bugs and gameplay issues, but this new title looks like the upgrade fans have been asking for.

The trailer showcases New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson warming up and shooting some hoops. His player model looks incredibly realistic and individual beads of sweat can even be seen dripping from his brow as he dribbles his way around the court.

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Rays of sunlight also seem to be casting soft shadows across the stadium, suggesting that dynamic lighting may also be present in this new title.

While we may not have much to go on yet, it’s certainly clear that 2K21 has never looked this good. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait all that long for the game’s release as 2K21 will be releasing Fall 2020.

We definitely can’t wait to start making those all-important slam dunks, and we’ll be updating you when we hear more news, so make sure you stay tuned for all the latest info.

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