WNBA Stars Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Candace Parker React to Their NBA 2K21 Ratings

Published 10/29/2020, 3:00 PM EDT


Last week, NBA 2K21 released the next-gen ratings of some of the best players in the NBA. After a great response to that, they have now released the player ratings for some of the best players in the WNBA.

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The highest-rated player is 2018 MVP, Breanna Stewart. After coming off a championship season, she is now a 95 overall for the second year in a row.

Speaking to Ronnie 2K about her rating, she said, “To be honest, I feel great about that. When I was looking at KD’s rating, it dipped a little bit because he still hasn’t got back.

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“So then I was like mine’s gonna go down but hopefully, it goes up. Hopefully, I’m 96 or 97, trying to stay consistent like LeBron. He was 98 in 2007 and 98 in 2020. So hopefully mine’s like that.”

Stewart’s legendary teammate Sue Bird had just come off of her worst statistical season, but she was still a huge part of the Storm’s title success even at the age of 39. Therefore, she was handed a rating of  86.

During her conversation with Ronnie 2K, Bird admitted she doesn’t know much about the game. So her reaction was, “Sounds like my report card in high school. It’s a B+”

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Despite winning the MVP last season, A’Ja Wilson fell one short of Stewart at a 94 overall. But it is a big jump from her previous year’s rating, which was an 89.

Talking about her ratings, she said, “That’s improvement. I’m grateful for the 94. The biggest thing is just the improvement from the 89. I thought I belonged in the 90s but you gotta build your way. So I’m happy to be there.”

The 2-time MVP Candace Parker was the only one who accurately guessed her rating. The 93 overall star said, “I listened to my nephew. He tells me what my score should be.” 

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But she plans on getting a higher overall next season. “I’m definitely looking to increase the score next year,” she said. “I definitely think I have more in the tank go give in my 14th year next season. I definitely think I should be higher but we’ll see. Time is going to tell in 2021.”

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Do you think these are fair ratings? What would be your ratings for these WNBA stars?

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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