With the NBA season weeks away from opening, basketball fans can still enjoy a few hoops thanks to the release of NBA 2K23.
With the latest installment of the game being so fresh, fans and gamers are still exploring and discovering all that the video game has to offer. Meanwhile, conversations and debates about the game are piling up.
In an exclusive chat with ClutchPoints, Ronnie 2K shared the latest details on the game and spoke about the success of this week’s release. He even revealed who he thinks is the best 2K player in the league.
“I would say it’s not Devin, but I haven’t seen Devin against what I think is the best 2K player,” he said. “I think Paul George is the best 2K player. To answer your question, I believe it’s Paul George,” he continued. “I would love it if he plays Devin or we do another ESPN players tournament where we just pick 16 players that I think are the best.”
This year, NBA 2K has really put a lot of extra effort into making sure they offer players a quality gaming experience. The city looks clean and makes sense, the animations are realistic and satisfying, and (most importantly) the gameplay has seen a number of improvements over previous installments.
Ronnie 2K believes that 23’s realistic gameplay allows real players to use their knowledge in the game
As for Paul George and what makes him the best, Ronnie didn’t really explain to 2K. Instead, he went on to elaborate on how many NBA players get really good at a 2K because they know how to use their real-world experiences to their advantage.
“I’ve seen people say they play 2K that’s in the NBA, pick it up so quickly because I think they’re seeing the AI and just getting the same consistency and practice. This is what distinguishes our sports games from all other sports games. I think it’s easy for an NBA player to pick it up and say, “Oh yeah, I see this on-ball guy moving you, I see an off-ball screen. This is the game that I lead and I understand what everyone is doing.” !’ So he has to step up because of the knowledge he learned as a real basketball player.”
For many NBA players, video games are just one of their many hobbies, and 2K is obviously a game that many of these guys enjoy.
No matter what you think of 2K’s AI or gameplay mechanics, they currently own the basketball simulation market and don’t take it lightly.
As for Paul George, it’s pretty cool that he has a talent for 2K – but obviously his goals on the real court are a much higher priority for him at this stage in his career.