Ronnie 2K jokingly claps back at Klay for ratings complaint originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Klay Thompson was not thrilled with his player rating in the NBA 2K23 video game.
Thompson was ranked as the league's second-best 3-point shooter, but his outside shooting rating of 88 was far behind Warriors teammate Steph Curry (99). When the ratings were released, Thompson shared his displeasure on Instagram, calling the video game "doo doo" and the creators of it "bums," in classic Klay fashion.
On Monday, Ronnie Singh -- known as "Ronnie 2K" as the public face of the video game -- addressed Thompson's complaints with a witty response.
"Even though Klay said that he hadn't played NBA2K since the Dreamcast, the fact that he cares about his rating so much, I know that that's not true," Singh said to Joey Linn of Sports Illustrated. "I can see his gamer tag; he plays it just plenty.
"But I also think him in specific, he was really upset about an 88 3-point rating. But you know what the funny thing is? That was still tied for the second-highest rating. I think that's part of the issue of having a teammate that's leaps and bounds ahead of everybody, like how do you deal with that?"
"Steph since 2015 has made way more than 10 percent more 3-pointers than anyone else in the league," Singh said. "So at some point, shouldn't the rating be 10 percent higher than everybody else in the league? How do we deal with that? I think he has just kind of broke that scale."
The good news for Thompson? NBA 2K23 will update its ratings throughout the 2022-23 season. So, if Thompson can rediscover his All-Star form this year, he can claim the status as the video game's second-best outside shooter for himself.
Just don't expect him to match Curry's rating.