Sports video-game ratings are all the buzz these days, as both Madden NFL 20 and NBA 2K20 are set to be released over the next couple of months.
The Kings were one of the first NBA teams to reach out inquiring about a rating, as they were curious to see how highly stair point guard De'Aaron Fox was rated.
2K asked for 10,000 retweets, then gave Kings fans a first look and rating for Fox when they reached that threshold.
Fox spoke with The Athletic's Jason Jones following the announcement, but didn't seem to sweat it too much. He called his 86 overall rating "cool".
The Kentucky product is much more focused on improving his rating in real life, as he prepares for a stint with the Team USA Basketball Men's Select Team, where he'll compete against the Men's National Team before the FIBA World Cup in September. He'll be joined by Kings teammate Marvin Bagley III on the select team, while fellow King Harrison Barnes is competing with the national team.
"Got a couple calls, but I'm just looking forward to going out there and competing against some of the best guys in the league," Fox said.
After averaging 17.3 points and 7.3 assists per game a season ago, Fox should be among the top point guards next year in what has become a loaded Western Conference. As player after player withdraws from national team consideration, he'll have a chance to impress USA Basketball brass early next month.