August typically marks the dead zone for NBA news. The first sign of light at the end of the offseason tunnel comes when the NBA2K ratings begin to trickle out on social media, as the upcoming season’s game nears its release. So far, the developer has released 2K24 ratings for the Denver Nuggets’ star pairing of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray.
Jokic was given a 98 overall rating — the highest of any player — after dominating throughout the postseason and eventually winning the NBA Finals MVP. His running mate, Murray, didn’t receive as much respect from the ratings team.
The Canadian star’s official rating was revealed to be an 88 overall, leading many fans to call 2K’s decision disrespectful.
Murray took to Twitter himself, to send a message to the developers, tweeting, “[Facepalm emoji] will u ATLEAST fix my jumper then @NBA2k?”
Denver Nuggets fans call for Jamal Murray to receive higher NBA2K rating
Nuggets fans showed out in the replies of Murray’s tweet, calling for the point guard to not only be rated higher but also for his jumper to be fixed in the game.
User @jakeviousmigo compared his rating to that of Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown, who received an 89 overall.
Brown was selected to the third-team All-NBA last season but had an extremely poor showing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat.
Meanwhile, Murray was helping to propel the Nuggets to their first-ever NBA championship. Denver’s No. 27 averaged 26.1 points, 7.1 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 47.3% from the field and 39.6% from beyond the arc, in the postseason.
User @AL95929999999 was in disbelief at how badly Murray had been disrespected.
Though the 26-year-old and his fans aren’t thrilled with the 88 overall, it is four points better than the 84 he was given at the beginning of last year’s game.
Murray will have the chance to earn the respect of the NBA2K ratings team starting on October 24, when his Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers on opening night to kick off the 2023-24 NBA season.