Giannis ranks third in NBA 2K20 ratings

The overall player ratings for top 20 players in NBA 2K20 were released Monday night. LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard lead the pack each receiving a 97 overall rating.

The reigning MVP and Milwaukee Bucks superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo comes in at third with a 96 overall rating.

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Gamers will have to wait until Sept. 6 to play the game. Now, fans of the basketball video game franchise can begin to strategize which player they want to use the most.

Check out the full list of the top 20 players below:

1. LeBron James, 97

2. Kawhi Leonard, 97

3. Giannis Antetokounmpo, 96

4. Kevin Durant, 96

5. James Harden, 96

6. Stephen Curry, 95

7. Anthony Davis, 94

8. Paul George, 93

9. Damian Lillard, 92

10. Joel Embiid, 91

11. Kyrie Irving, 91

12. Nikola Jokic, 90

13. Russell Westbrook, 90

14. Klay Thompson, 89

15. Karl-Anthony Towns, 89

16. Jimmy Butler, 88

17. Kemba Walker, 88

18. Donovan Mitchell, 88

19. Rudy Gobert, 88

20. Blake Griffin, 88

Giannis Antetokounmpo named NBA 2K19 cover athlete

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo received good news on Monday when he was officially named the cover athlete for NBA 2K19.

Antetokounmpo picture will be featured on the cover of the standard edition of the game which is set to release in September. The game also will have a special cover for the 20th anniversary of the game which features Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.

Antetokounmpo becomes the first ever international player to be named the cover athlete. He joins the likes of James, Steph Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Paul George, Kevin Durant, and Chris Paul as active players that have graced the game’s cover. Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Kevin Garnett are among the retired players that have been featured as well.