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Basketball season is here: Here are the 10 best NBA players, according to the 'NBA 2K19' video game

Kevin Webb
LeBron James - NBA 2K19

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The NBA regular season is tipping off October 16th — that's tonight — and fans will get to see their favorite teams lineup with their 2018-19 roster for the first time.

But fans of the "NBA 2K19" have already been enjoying the new rosters since last month, in video game form. "NBA 2K" is the world's most meticulously-crafted basketball simulation and a new season means new ratings for more than 350 NBA players.

Basketball fans and players alike have always had a strong response to the 2K ratings, which take player tendencies, consistency and overall efficiency into account to come up with a final number. Players are given an overall rating on a 0-100 scale based on 30 different attributes. During the season the ratings are regularly adjusted to match the real-life performance of the players, to keep it as close to real life as possible. 

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While the players at the top of the overall rankings are household names, things start to get a bit more unpredictable as the list goes on. Without further ado, here are the 10 best players in the NBA, according to "NBA 2K19."

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