NBA 2k19 is about to come out in the next couple of weeks. Whether or not you play video games shouldn't really matter here. This is more about the confidence the game has in the Celtics this season.
Why do I say that? Because the overall ratings for everyone in the Celtics starting five were leaked on Twitter by a hero named Chris Grenham (who writes for CLNS Media, who I wrote for five years ago). Here's a breakdown of the bunch:
Kyrie Irving -- 93 overall
Jaylen Brown -- 84 overall
Gordon Hayward -- 88 overall
Jayson Tatum -- 87 overall
Al Horford -- 86 overall
Here’s your NBA 2K19 ratings for the Celtics’ starting five. pic.twitter.com/MhWerVWZy4— Chris Grenham (@chrisgrenham) August 30, 2018
OK, so this is excellent. A low rating of 84 in the starting five shows just how special the Celtics are this upcoming season. Plus, you have to keep in mind, Brown's rating could go up as the season goes along, so maybe he can get up to an 85 or better.
What's interesting here is that they have Tatum a point ahead of Horford. Not really sure what that's all about or how other people feel about it. As long as they're not pulling a Lou Merloni (who is a great guy, by the way) and calling Al Horford "average", that's what matters.
I don't think anyone can argue with Irving being rated the best player on the Celtics. A 93 is a very good rating for him. Seems fair.
Oh, and Hayward is the exact same rating he was last year which leads one to believe that the game think he'll be just fine coming back from his injury. If they thought it was a bad injury he wouldn't be able to recover from, they probably would've done something to his ratings. But no, they still have him as a very strong player which is great to see.
Now, let's see if they can live up to the hype when they're all out on the court together in a couple of months.