LeBron James NBA 2K17

The boffins at the 2K headquarters have put their basketball sim NBA 2K17 to the ultimate test; predicting the 2016-17 NBA season.

As a surprise to no one, LeBron took home the MVP award, and his Cavs edged out the Golden State Warriors in 7 games to win the title. It’s almost like they based their ratings off last year.

Ingram won Rookie of the Year and DeAndre Jordan won Defensive Player of the Year. No mention of actual G.O.A.T Dellavedova shows how criminally underrated he continues to be.

Whether you want to take stock of the predictions of a video game is up to you, but it would be tough to bet against the Warriors, even after their tough first game. And it would be very interesting for the neutrals if Golden State and Cleveland where to meet in the final for the third year in a row. Throw in the extra spice of Durant, and we’ve got a tasty grudge match.

Also, with the season now officially underway, two NBA 2K17 features tied to it have unlocked.

First is the ability for you to ‘Start Today’ in MyLeague. This allows you to take over your chosen team precisely as they are today in terms of league position, injuries, and everything else. It’s a nice feature for those who’s teams are sucking halfway through, and you think you could do a better job.

The second feature is NBA today, which allows you to play the full slate of upcoming games. Players and lineups will be adjusted to mirror the current teams, and you can play them all as exhibitions.