We all know that NBA 2K always leaves out some notable names. Without a doubt, 2K21 won’t be an exception too. Gamers have been itching to play Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller for so many years. It’s equally important to keep in mind that NBA 2K is not fully to blame. Sometimes there are things that are just outside their control. Regardless, we’ll look back and see who are the five biggest NBA 2K snubs of all time and rank them accordingly.
Spoiler alert: we left out Barkley and Miller as the obvious choices just to make it more interesting.
5. Rasheed Wallace – 2K19
The 6-foot-10, 225-pound big made four All-Star appearances and won a ring with the Detroit Pistons back in the 2003-2004 season. Sheed averaged 14.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over his entire 16-year career.
4. Deron Williams – 2K19
Williams was a three-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA Team selection, D-Will dished out 16.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game over the course of his career. He was regarded as one of the best points guards in the game for a time and was wildly entertaining to watch on a nightly basis. However, he was riddled with injuries and we never got to see him fulfill his true potential. Notably, he was even paid $5 million a year since 2015 to NOT play for the Brooklyn Nets.
3. Gilbert Arenas – 2K19
Agent Zero produced 20.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game within only 11 seasons. He collected a bunch of accolades too with the 2002-2003 Most Improved Player, three All-Star appearances, and three-time All-NBA Team selection. This puts him at a 24.2% chance of getting into the Hall of Fame. It’s disappointing looking back how much more he could have accomplished if only he had more time in the league.
2. Chris Bosh – 2K19
He wasn’t just a third wheel to LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. The 11-time All-Star and two-time champion was racking up 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game. Bosh was a walking double double with a 99.5% probability of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. Sadly, his bright career was cut short due to health complications.
1. Moses Malone – 2K19
The three-time MVP averaged 20.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists throughout his career. Big Mo was a 13-time NBA All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team selection, two-time All-Defensive team, six-time rebounding champ, and the 1982-1983 NBA Champion. Plus, he was the Finals MVP too. With all these achievements, he was easily inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility back in 2001.
Bonus Pick: Manu Ginobili – 2K20
Who could ever forget about the guy who was pulling off the Euro step way before James Harden? Argentina’s flying man averaged 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in his tenure in the NBA. He also bagged the 2007-2008 Sixth Man of the Year, two All-Star appearances, two All-NBA Team selections, and four titles with the San Antonio Spurs.