NBA 2K20 uses attributes, among other things, to emulate player skill. Who stands among the best in each category?

Figures and player positions are accurate as of March 23, 2020 and ignores numbers decreased by injuries. This article only covers players on classic team rosters. You can find the article covering current players at this link.

Overall Rating: 99

LeBron James (SF, 15-16 Cavaliers)
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls)

Inside Scoring/Finishing

Standing Dunk: 99
Blake Griffin (PF, 13-14 Clippers, 90 overall)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 94-95 Magic, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 97-98 Lakers, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 00-01 Lakers, 97)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 03-04 Lakers, 96)

Driving Dunk: 99
Vince Carter (SG, 99-00 Raptors, 93)

Driving Layup: 99
Magic Johnson (PG, 86-87 Lakers, 98)

Close Shot: 99
Michael Jordan (SG, 90-91 Bulls, 98)

Post Control: 99
Hakeem Olajuwon (C, 93-94 Rockets, 99)

Post Hook: 99
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C, 70-71 Bucks, 97)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C, 86-87 Lakers, 94)

Post Fade: 99
Dirk Nowitzki (PF, 02-03 Mavericks, 91)
Dirk Nowitzki (PF, 10-11 Mavericks, 94)

Draw Foul: 98
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 97-98 Lakers, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 00-01 Lakers, 97)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 03-04 Lakers, 96)

Outside Scoring

Free Throw: 96
Craig Hodges (PG, 90-91 Bulls, 72)

Mid-Range Shot: 98
Kyrie Irving (PG, 15-16 Cavaliers, 93)
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)
Dirk Nowitzki (PF, 10-11 Mavericks, 94)

Three-Point Shot: 99
Stephen Curry (PG, 15-16 Warriors, 97)

Shot IQ: 99
Larry Bird (SF, 85-86 Celtics, 97)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 94-95 Magic, 93)

Playmaking

Ball Handling: 99
Kyrie Irving (PG, 15-16 Cavaliers, 93)
Jason Williams (PG, 05-06 Heat, 78)

Speed with Ball: 96
Allen Iverson (SG, 00-01 76ers, 94)
Tony Parker (PG, 04-05 Spurs, 90)
Derrick Rose (PG, 10-11 Bulls, 94)
Dwyane Wade (SG, 05-06 Heat, 95)
Russell Westbrook (PG, 11-12 Thunder, 89)

Passing Accuracy: 99
John Stockton (PG, 97-98 Jazz, 93)

Passing IQ: 99
Steve Nash (PG, 04-05 Suns, 95)

Passing Vision: 98
Magic Johnson (PG, 86-87 Lakers, 98)
Jason Kidd (PG, 01-02 Nets, 92)

Hands: 98
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C, 70-71 Bucks, 97)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C, 86-87 Lakers, 94)
Gilbert Arenas (PG, 06-07 Wizards, 91)
Elgin Baylor (SF, 64-65 Lakers, 91)
Larry Bird (SF, 85-86 Celtics, 97)
Vince Carter (SG, 99-00 Raptors, 93)
Stephen Curry (PG, 15-16 Warriors, 97)
Clyde Drexler (SG, 90-91 Trail Blazers, 92)
Tim Duncan (PF, 04-05 Spurs, 98)
Tim Duncan (PF, 13-14, Spurs, 94)
Patrick Ewing (C, 94-95 Knicks, 90)
Patrick Ewing (C, 98-99 Knicks, 84)
Draymond Green (PF, 15-16 Warriors, 90)
Allen Iverson (SG, 00-01 76ers, 94)
Allen Iverson (SG, 07-08 Nuggets, 89)
LeBron James (SF, 06-07 Cavaliers, 97)
LeBron James (SF, 12-13 Heat, 98)
LeBron James (SF, 15-16 Cavaliers, 99)
Magic Johnson (PG, 86-87 Lakers, 98)
Magic Johnson (PG, 90-91 Lakers, 93)
Michael Jordan (SG, 85-86 Bulls, 91)
Michael Jordan (SG, 88-89 Bulls, 96)
Michael Jordan (SG, 90-91 Bulls, 98)
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 97-98 Bulls, 98)
Kawhi Leonard (SF, 13-14 Spurs, 91)
Tracy McGrady (SG, 07-08 Rockets, 90)
Chris Mullin (SF, 90-91 Warriors, 90)
Steve Nash (PG, 02-03 Mavericks, 87)
Steve Nash (PG, 04-05 Suns, 95)
Dirk Nowitzki (PF, 02-03 Mavericks, 91)
Dirk Nowitzki (PF, 10-11 Mavericks, 94)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 94-95 Magic, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 97-98 Lakers, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 00-01 Lakers, 97)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 03-04 Lakers, 96)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 05-06 Heat, 89)
Tony Parker (PG, 04-05 Spurs, 90)
Gary Payton (PG, 95-96 SuperSonics, 94)
Gary Payton (PG, 03-04 Lakers, 83)
Dennis Rodman (PF, 95-96 Bulls, 88)
Dennis Rodman (PF, 97-98 Bulls, 85)
Derrick Rose (PG, 10-11 Bulls, 94)
Brandon Roy (SG, 09-10 Trail Blazers, 88)
Bill Russell (C, 64-65 Celtics, 98)
Amar’e Stoudemire (PF, 02-03 Suns, 81)
Amar’e Stoudemire (PF, 04-05 Suns, 89)
Amar’e Stoudemire (PF, 11-12 Knicks, 88)
Dwyane Wade (SG, 12-13 Heat, 92)
Ben Wallace (C, 03-04 Pistons, 87)
Chris Webber (PF, 01-02 Kings, 90)
Jerry West (PG, 70-71 Lakers, 95)
Dominique Wilkins (SF, 85-86 Hawks, 90)
Yao Ming (C, 07-08 Rockets, 88)

Offensive Consistency: 99
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C, 70-71 Bucks, 97)
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (C, 86-87 Lakers, 94)

Defense/Rebounding

Defensive Consistency: 99
Larry Bird (SF, 85-86 Celtics, 97)
Ben Wallace (C, 03-04 Pistons, 87)

Offensive Rebounding: 99
Dennis Rodman (PF, 95-96 Bulls, 88)

Defensive Rebounding: 98
Wilt Chamberlain (C, 70-71 Lakers, 93)
Bill Russell (C, 64-65 Celtics, 98)

Interior Defense: 99
Hakeem Olajuwon (C, 93-94 Rockets, 99)

Block: 99
Bill Russell (C, 64-65 Celtics, 98)

Perimeter Defense: 98
Michael Cooper (SG, 86-87 Lakers, 86)
Joe Dumars (SG, 88-89 Pistons, 91)
Magic Johnson (PG, 86-87 Lakers, 98)
Michael Jordan (SG, 88-89 Bulls, 96)
Michael Jordan (SG, 90-91 Bulls, 98)
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 97-98 Bulls, 98)
Kawhi Leonard (SF, 13-14 Spurs, 91)
Sidney Moncrief (SG, 84-85 Bucks, 90)
Gary Payton (PG, 95-96 SuperSonics, 94)

Steal: 99
Gary Payton (PG, 95-96 SuperSonics, 94)

Lateral Quickness: 99
Gary Payton (PG, 95-96 SuperSonics, 94)

Help Defense IQ: 99
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 97-98 Bulls, 98)

Pass Perception: 99
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 97-98 Bulls, 98)

Athleticism

Speed: 99
Tony Parker (PG, 04-05 Spurs, 90)
Derrick Rose (PG, 10-11 Bulls, 94)
Russell Westbrook (PG, 11-12 Thunder, 89)

Acceleration: 99
Allen Iverson (PG, 00-01 76ers, 94)
Derrick Rose (PG, 10-11 Bulls, 94)
Russell Westbrook (PG, 11-12 Thunder, 89)

Strength: 99
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 94-95 Magic, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 97-98 Lakers, 93)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 00-01 Lakers, 97)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 03-04 Lakers, 96)
Shaquille O’Neal (C, 05-06 Heat, 89)

Vertical: 99
Vince Carter (SG, 99-00 Raptors, 93)

Stamina: 99
Michael Jordan (SG, 85-86 Bulls, 91)
Michael Jordan (SG, 88-89 Bulls, 96)
Michael Jordan (SG, 90-91 Bulls, 98)
Michael Jordan (SG, 92-93 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)

Miscellaneous

Hustle: 99
Dennis Rodman (PF, 88-89 Pistons, 82)
Dennis Rodman (PF, 95-96 Bulls, 88)
Dennis Rodman (PF, 97-98 Bulls, 85)

Overall Durability: 99
Wilt Chamberlin (C, 70-71 Lakers, 93)
A.C. Green (PF, 86-87 Lakers, 76)
A.C. Green (PF, 90-91 Lakers, 76)
Magic Johnson (PG, 86-87 Lakers, 98)
Magic Johnson (PG, 90-91 Lakers, 93)
Michael Jordan (SG, 95-96 Bulls, 99)
Michael Jordan (SG, 97-98 Bulls, 98)
Karl Malone (PF, 97-98 Jazz, 96)
Karl Malone (PF, 03-04 Lakers, 83)
Tom Sanders (PF, 64-65 Celtics, 85)