NBA 2K17 Simulation Crowns ’16-’17 Champs, League MVP

If you’re a fan of the NBA (just like me), then you’re most likely looking forward to the NBA 2016-’17 season, which is starting today. Well, you’re not the only one who wants to see who wins this year’s Larry O’Brien trophy, even NBA 2K17 is getting in on it.

In a press release, 2K has done an NBA 2K17 simulation that predicts which team will win it all this year, and as well as who’s going to be league MVP.

Tip-off for the 2016-17 NBA season is just a few short hours away and 2K is so excited for this season that we’ve run a simulation of the entire season through NBA 2K17’s unparalleled engine to see how we think things will shake out. 

  • Lakers’ Young Talent
    • The Lakers youth began to shock many skeptics with the improved play of Russell, Clarkson and rookie sensation Brandon Ingram, who took home the rookie of the year award this season. While they missed the post-season, their future has been solidified with their young talent.
  • Awards All Around
    • Brandon Knight had a great season, earning himself Sixth Man Of The Year Award while Deandre Jordan stepped it up defensively for the Clippers and took home the KIA Defensive Player of the Year award. Dennis Schroder earned himself the Kia Most Improved Player award with a great season in Atlanta.
  • A True NBA Rivalry
    • It was a rematch of the last two years, a true NBA rivalry once again shining on the NBA’s biggest stage: Cleveland vs. Golden State, each team having won a ring against the other in the last two seasons.
  • Reigning Champions Prove Themselves
    • The Cavs reminded everyone why they won the ring with chemistry looking better than ever. LeBron James led by example and helped elevate his entire team to new heights. NBA 2K17 predicts the Cavs coming out on top in 7 games, once again, claiming their 2nd straight title.
  • Regular Season MVP
    • LeBron James was awarded MVP, proving his game like aged fine wine.

Yep, you read that right! 2K17‘s simulation puts the Cleveland Cavaliers back in the throne! Speaking of, it also crowns Lebron James as this season’s MVP. Of course, take this with a grain of salt, as simulating it again will most likely mean different results.

Do you think this prediction is accurate? And has NBA 2K accurately predicted which team will the championship before the season started before?