by Micah Hart
There are many things that are probably pretty awesome about being a professional athlete. One of those things is definitely getting to be in a video game. If that’s not a “Look ma, I made it!” kind of moment, I don’t know what is. And even though it’s probably an honor just to be included, it’s still pretty hilarious when the video game makers differ in their assessment of a player’s abilities than the player himself.
Enter the Nuggets’ J.R. Smith.
Unhappy with his rating, especially in comparison to some of his peers, Smith voiced his frustration the way the kids do nowadays, over Twitter:
Whenever this subject comes up (as it inevitably does when the game comes out each year), I can’t help but think of my favorite Madden commercial ever, where Packers’ WR Robert Brooks is shown playing as himself in the game and getting tackled from behind by a 49er, to which he responds, “Come on man – that don’t show my breakaway speed!”*
*I have scoured the internet and cannot find a link to this commercial – what gives Youtube?
Since I couldn’t find that, how about a classic spoof of another player annoyed by his video game portrayal.
For those with the game already in hand – any other players whose ratings seem a little too high or low?
H/T Larry Brown Sports, HoopsJournal
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