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J.R. Smith Unhappy with His NBA 2K11 Video Game Rating

NBA 2K11 is part of a popular video game series and its latest version for the upcoming season was just released. It might surprise you to find out that the actual players are just as interested in the video game as the fans and gamers are, but that’s the case. Particularly, players are really concerned with their ratings in the game. The ratings determine how good the player is in the game and it also is a reflection of what the programmers think of the players’ abilities. If you think this is a joke, I direct you to T.J. Houshmandzadeh and DeAngelo Hall, two NFL players who were upset with their ratings on the Madden NFL game and made their comments public.

Well, as I found out via the new basketball site HoopsJournal.com, Nuggets guard J.R. Smith was not happy with his rating when he heard about it Tuesday. He ranted on twitter:

man they got me ranked like 70 something wow guess who wont be playing 2k11

I could have got a better rating in madden!

No disrespect to anyone but I know they got people on there better then me that can’t guard my NIKE’S

It was brought to Smith’s attention that guys like Mike Miller and Jared Dudley had higher ratings than him. Smith’s a pretty good player, but maybe his streaky nature has him rated lower than he expected. As for a comparison amongst players, Smith is a much better shooter than Dudley, but I would give Jared the nod defensively. Miller is also a much better rebounder and probably as good of a shooter. Sorry J.R., you probably deserve better, but I’m not sure by how much.



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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ON2Q3PFLNA6D7X45KFWMIQOTVY Eric Z

    If the rating takes into account over-celebrating routine accomplishments, I say go ahead and rate him higher.

  • Anonymous

    JR who?

  • Anonymous

    For a guy who can’t shoot, rebound, or defend, he sure thinks he’s great.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5T5MCAC4CQHNOK4PV3U7MIDXIY RobFields

    unfortunatly for mr. jr smith, none of the millions of people playing nba 2k give a rats ass whether he’ll be playing the game this year (and who is he kidding? Whats he gonna do, play NBA Elite?)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/7PZHFHSACRTLTL6YHJ6FKP3GFQ e.see

    man his rating is already too high

  • Daniel Torres

    This comment just affected his rating by 10%……

    its just a game…get over your self.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HZXK3ZV6MXFVZ5ENADOKLMMAFM Patrick

    What MATTERS to Kobe is WINNING RINGS! Lebron can have all the accolades but up till now, he has squandered his talent! Maybe that will change in the coming years as he has youth on his side. In the end, I think Kobe’s prime will have been better than Lebozo’s.