LeBron James remains a king in NBA 2K23 in latest ratings update

The King stands among the elite in NBA 2K23.

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A few days before the end of February, a new rating update went live in NBA 2K23. Many star players were on the right side of the update, including superstar forward LeBron James. James has seemingly turned back the clock in recent weeks with the Lakers, and the 2K Sports team has adjusted his rating in turn.

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In the latest update, NBA icon LeBron James jumped to a 98 OVR, a +2 OVR increase. “The King” of the league is averaging 29.9 points per game, over two points above his career average. LeBron James has remained at the top of his game at the age of 38 as he looks to make it back into the postseason come this spring.

James wasn’t the only notable name to receive an upgrade. Nets center Nicolas Claxton is the league leader in blocks, and the latest rating update pushed the big man up to an 85 OVR. That marks a +5 OVR increase, the largest increase any player received in this update.

Other notable rating increases that came from this update include Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (87 OVR, +1), Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (87 OVR, +1), Cavs star Darius Garland (87 OVR, +1 OVR), Damian Lillard (92 OVR, +1), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (93 OVR, +1), and Joel Embiid (97 OVR, +1 OVR).

As far as downgrades are concerned, Suns star DeAndre Ayton received a -1 OVR. That decrease pushes the former top NBA Draft pick to 83 OVR. In addition to Ayton, Heat guard Tyler Herro (84 OVR, -1) and Warriors guard Andrew Wiggins (83 OVR, -1) also saw their 2K23 overall rating dip.