Oct 04, 2012 12:08 PM EDT | By Juan G. Rodriguez
Last season the NBA was swept away in a storm of oversaturated media coverage of second year player Jeremy Lin. The then New York Knick point guard captivated crowds at Madison Square Garden and international TV audiences alike.
In the offseason he left New York and signed a lucrative contract with the Houston Rockets, signing a three-year, $25 million offer. The 23-year-old point guard, who went undrafted out of Harvard, became an international phenomenon and became too expensive for Knick's owner James Dolan.
So what did the makers of NBA 2K13 rate Houston's new point guard? Well 2K Sport has given Jeremy Lin a 77 player rating in the game. At the end of last season he had a 75 player rating in NBA 2K12. Lin only played in 35 games last season and averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assist per game, but he also averaged 3.6 turnovers a game.
Lin has an 80 pass rating in the game and has the abilities of a finisher, floor general and pick pocket as special signature skills. The game also rates his him with an 81 for potential.
After Lin's departure, the Knick opted to sign 40-year-old Jason Kidd and former Knick Raymond Felton. NBA 2K13 rated Jason Kidd an 80 player rating or 3-points higher than Lin. Last season, Jason Kidd only averaged 6.2 points per game and 5.5 assist.
Raymond Felton is rated a 74 with a passing ability rating of a 79. Last season, Felton averaged 11.4 points and 6.5 assist per game. The point guard has averaged 13.4 points and 6.7 assist for his career.
NBA 2K13 released on Oct. 2, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, and Wii. The Wii U version will be released on Nov. 18 when the console is released in stores. Check out our review of the game here and read our list of the five best basketball video games here. Do you think 2K Sports got Lin's rating right? Comment below...
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