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Kobe Bryant's NBA 2K16 rating revealed

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The Black Mamba's rating in video game land is lower than ever, folks.

The first closeup look of Kobe Bryant in NBA 2K16 is in, with the Black Mamba wearing the non-sleeved version of the Lakers' Hollywood Nights jersey with a snarl on his face. More importantly to those faithful to the franchise, though, is his 85 overall rating:

Kobe was at an 89 overall in 2K15, but a four-point drop after he missed most of last season isn't the worst case scenario for those who want to pick up the sticks with the purple and gold. NBA 2K16 drops on September 29th, so get ready to take the court with D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the rest of the Lakers just as preseason gets ready to tip-off.