The starting lineup ratings for NBA 2K11 went out yesterday, and centers were notably underweight. None rated 90 or above, a superstar badge (Dwight Howard was 88) and five of the bottom seven players are pivots. One expressed his displeasure.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Washington Wizards' JaVale McGee (pictured, at right), a third-year player out of Nevada. He's also 59-rated, the third worst center in the game and fifth-worst player overall.
Let's not rip McGee too hard. He saw limited action last year and is considered to have solid potential as a young NBA player. He still averaged four rebounds and nearly two blocks per game despite a 16-minute per game average.
But he's wrong about Antawn Jamison ("Twan" in the tweet above) who is not rated 71. The Cavs' power forward, a former McGee teammate on the Wizards, is actually a 78. Still, McGee's just two points north of the dreaded Darko zone, so I can understand his pique.
JaVale McGee Upset with NBA 2K11 Rating [Pasta Padre]