It’s a rare occurrence when NBA players agree with their 2K ratings. The ratings in the most popular basketball game in the world have become a benchmark for players to measure their progress, and are highly debated within the NBA community. The latest player to lodge a complaint is Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox. While he got a pretty high rating of 86, Fox was not too pleased with his dunking rating, which clocked in at 60:
Damn @NBA2K my dunking that bad??? 😂
— De'Aaron Fox (@swipathefox) September 6, 2019
To be fair to Fox, that number does seem low. The 6’3 guard might lack height, but he has thrown down some impressive dunks in his brief NBA career, especially in transition.
For context, the best dunkers in 2K20 are Zion Williamson and Zach LaVine, who received a 97 and a 96 rating respectively.
Now, Fox is nowhere near the dunker that these two are, but honestly, very few players in the league are. Fox did record 41 dunks last year, which is not bad for a small-ish PG.
Regardless of his dunk rating, Fox is set to take another big step forward this year, as he did last year. The Kentucky product broke out in his sophomore year to the tune of 17.3 points and 7.3 assists a game. He improved off his rookie campaign in every single important statistical category.
At this rate, his dunk rating will just be a dot in the rearview mirror, and Fox could set his eyes on an All-Star berth or a playoff appearance for the young Kings.