There’s quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding Paul George heading into 2015-16 season—what with (reluctantly) playing a brand-new position, and coming off a devastating leg injury, there’s no telling if George will ever regain his all-world form.
Despite being the cover athlete for the NBA 2K16 mobile app, George admits that he’s unhappy with his 86 player rating.
PG, though, says he’s looking forward to forcing the video game makers to re-adjust their ratings through his play:
As he told USA TODAY Sports, he sees himself as the best player in the game going into this 2015-16 campaign. Yet make no mistake, he knows there’s no shortage of doubt surrounding him. His six games at the tail end of last season showed few signs of him returning to All-Star form, with George playing a reserve role as he worked his way back and the Pacers falling just short of the playoffs.
His player rating on the game was an 86, well below LeBron James’ top rating of 94 and in the neighborhood of players like the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard (87). Rest assured, George can’t wait for the game’s first in-season update that he’s quite sure will include an increase in his digital stock.
“I’m disappointed (in the rating), obviously, but again, I was out for a whole year,” George said. “There’s not much to expect when it comes to a rating. One thing I do like about 2k is they update it during the season, so I’ve got time to get to the 90s.”