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#pounditWednesday, September 30, 2020

Hawks rookie Trae Young feels slighted by ‘NBA 2K19’ rating

Trae Young

It’s become routine for professional athletes to complain about their video game ratings. Whether it’s NFL players feeling slighted by Madden or NBA players feeling slighted by the 2K series, every year someone gets a bit hot under the collar.

Here in 2018, that distinction goes to Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young, who subtly expressed his displeasure in an NBA 2K19 rating of 77 — a rating that is very much in the wheelhouse for most rookies.

While Young did dominate in his one and only college season, averaging 27.4 points and 8.7 assists per game for Oklahoma, he has been repeatedly questioned about his size (6-foot-2) and what it will mean for him against NBA competition.

During Summer League play, Young showed flashes of brilliance, but he also struggled at times and couldn’t find the bottom of the net. Along with his aforementioned size, that’s likely why Young was given a sub-80 rating by those at Visual Concepts and 2K Sports.

Of course, if Young goes out and lights the basketball world on fire, it won’t be long before his rating rapidly increases.

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