NBA 2K Gave Hoodie Melo A Higher Rating Than LeBron James

The player ratings for NBA 2K18 have been rolling out over the past month via the social media channels of many NBA players — although, some have refused. To this point, LeBron James is the highest rated player in the game at a 97, one point higher than Kevin Durant at a 96. We still don’t have a rating for Russell Westbrook or James Harden, the two top MVP candidates from a year ago, but it’s hard to imagine either topping LeBron’s rating, so a 97 ought to be it for the best player(s) in the game.

Carmelo Anthony is on the backside of his career, and the 2K ratings system tends to not be very kind to those players. He, like Dwyane Wade, finds himself at an 84 overall in NBA 2K18, but one very important question remains.

Hoodie Melo has become a legend this summer, as videos emerging of Anthony cooking opponents in pickup games while wearing a hoodie and sweatpants (often tucked into his socks) have become almost a weekly occurrence. It’s a good question, and the folks at NBA 2K provided an answer on Saturday, recognizing the true greatness of Hoodie Melo.

The best thing 2K could do is put Hoodie Melo in the game as an unlockable character or just as a part of the Knicks’ all-time team. I’d exclusively play as that team. Allan Houston, John Starks, Patrick Ewing, Willis Reed, Clyde Frazier, and Carmelo Anthony in a hoodie and sweatpants would be unstoppable.