Depending on who you talk to, the best sports video game out right now is either FIFA 21 (the correct answer), Madden (the wrong answer), or NBA 2K21 (not sure yet).
But which one has the most Husky representation? If that’s all you’re looking for, look no further than NBA 2K21, which announced the first-ever WNBA MyPlayer Mode. It’s a big step forward from last year’s game, which added the WNBA as playable, albeit only in 5v5 mode offline games. Now, there’s a single-player career/franchise mode and a MyWNBA feature, which will allow players to lead a WNBA team (or the entire league).
Women’s professional sports representation in video games ranges from non-existent (looking at you, PGA Tour 2K21) to half-baked — FIFA21 only lets you play as women on the international level. So to see NBA2K21 go all in is a refreshing and long overdue move from the video game sector to include women’s sports in their full capacity, and not as a pandering throwaway side feature.
For Husky fans, this is huge, considering roughly half (don’t check my math) of the WNBA consists of UConn alumni. So without further ado, let’s check in on some ratings of Husky legends.
Then there’s Breanna Stewart, with perhaps he biggest achievement yet; highest rank of a WNBA player yet. For reference, Stephen Curry is also rated a 95.
Would you like to see Sue Bird reacting to her ranking? Of course you do.
Among others, Maya Moore comes in at 93, Napheesa Collier sits at 87, Tina Charles a steady 84, Crystal Dangerfield and Kia Nurse an underranked 81. There’s also Moriah Jefferson, Azura Stevens, and Briah Hartley at 77 plus Gabby Wilson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis at 76.
Kiah Stokes, Megan Walker, and Katie Lou Samuelson all check in with ratings of either 74 or 73.
Raise your hand if you’re about to spend the weekend creating a UConn only WNBA team.