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Andrew Wiggins on poor NBA 2K17 rating: ‘Why I play Call Of Duty’


Andrew Wiggins is big-time player on the NBA court and a devoted video gamer off of it. But not even he can get over his woeful overall rating in the upcoming “NBA 2K17.”

According to the upcoming video game, the Minnesota Timberwolves budding superstar rates out at an 82, which elicited this nonplussed response from Wiggins on Twitter.

To put that rating in its proper perspective, The Big Lead notes both Rudy Gobert and Brook Lopez netted an 81 rating. The notion that 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year grades out at 82 is arguably beyond the pale.

Making matters worse is that the 21-year-old Wiggins was tabbed with an 81 rating in “NBA 2K16.” So a season in which he averaged 20.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals only notched him up one rating point makes little sense.

Perhaps Wiggins can take solace in how teammate Karl-Anthony Towns leaked how high the Timberwolves are ranked overall in the video game. Or maybe he’ll just continue to eschew “NBA 2K17” and continue his unrelenting domination in “Call of Duty.”