The 21st installment of the popular NBA 2K video game series debuts on September 6, 2019 with the release of ‘NBA 2K20’. The cover of the newest edition features Anthony Davis in a Lakers uniform.

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Newly acquired member of the LA Lakers, Anthony Davis (right), is featured on this year’s cover for NBA 2K20. (Image: Y2K Sports)

Dwyane Wade will be on the cover for NBA 2K20 Legend Edition.

NBA 2K20 is a joint venture between developer Visual Concepts and published Y2K sports. A demo version will be available on August 21 featuring “My Career” mode.

The release date for NBA 2K20 is September 6 for all platforms including XBox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft, and Windows. There will also be versions for iOS and Android.

Several rookies will be featured in NBA 2K20 including top pick Zion Williamson, Coby White, and DeAndre Hunter. Zion received an in-game power rating of 81 on NBA 2K20, which is the highest among incoming rookies.

As per usual, NBA players and fans have already freaked out when they heard about this impending game’s player rankings.

New Stuff: 2020

WNBA players will be featured for the first time. This mode includes scrimmage games along with a complete WNBA season.

“To have the WNBA be in the position we are and to have women featured prominently in ‘NBA 2K20’, we are allowing young girls and boys to have female athletes as roles models,” said WNBA star Candace Parker from the LA Sparks.

The individual players will also have more pre-action moves. They specifically added Luka Doncic’s fake stepback along with the controversial Eurostep. Expect to see plenty more shimmies and stutter steps with the next version of NBA 2K20.

The retail price is currently $60 across the board at box stores and online retailers.

Fans now have the opportunity to pre-order the game with various bonuses for virtual currency and bundles. The basic edition of NBA 2K20 includes 5,000 Virtual Currency, 5,000 MyTEAM Points, 5MyCAREER Skill Boosts, MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule, 10 MyTEAM League Packs, and 5my TEAM Heat Check Packs. Users can buy Digital Delux or Legend editions of NBA 2K20.

2K20 Ratings

Once again, LeBron James received the highest rating in the NBA 2K series. LBJ is actually tied with Kawhi Leonard with a 97 overall rating.

The Greek Freak got another high rating worth 96. He’s in a four way tie among Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and James Harden.

Top 5 NBA 2K20 Ratings:
LeBron James 97
Kawhi Leonard 97
Giannis Antetokounmpo 96
Kevin Durant 96
Steph Curry 96
James Harden 96

Anthony Davis is currently seventh overall with a 94 rating. Paul George (93), Damian Lillard (92), and Joel Embiid (91) round out the Top 10.

Rookie Coby White didn’t sweat the low rating worth 76.

“I haven’t played a game yet in the NBA,” he said matter-of-factly. “Everyone wants their rating higher. I feel after the season, it will be higher.”

However, plenty of players were irked at an arbitrary rating in a video game. Many pros take their rating seriously, even though it’s just a video game. Don’t forget, the release date for NBA 2K20 is September 6, 2019.

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