Despite having two younger Finals MVPs as teammates, Tim Duncan will sit atop the Spurs' NBA 2K15 ratings at 90 overall when the game releases October 7, according to a leak that surfaced yesterday.
The rating speaks volumes about Duncan's ageless ability to still take control of games. The 38-year-old Spurs legend will be one of only four players in the game ranked in the 90s. Kevin Durant has already been confirmed as one, and assuming LeBron James is the other, that's amazing company for Duncan in today's NBA.
Last season, Duncan averaged 15.1 points and 9.7 rebounds in 29.2 minutes. On a per-36 minute basis, those numbers are nearly the same as his career average. He played 74 games, and a few of those eight missed games were due to rest. He's still in top shape and it's difficult to imagine him drastically slowing down next year.
The 90 rating is an increase from last year's 87 overall mark to begin the the 2013-14 season. Duncan may have dropped in stamina and athleticism, but bringing in title No. 5 while averaging a double-double showed he still has moves on both sides of the floor.
Duncan is and most likely always will be the greatest player in Spurs history, and it's nice to see 2K hasn't forgotten this team would go nowhere without him.