According to some incomplete leaked NBA 2K12 ratings, the answer is yes. According to Tas Melas, the answer is no way. But since Tas isn’t a powerful video game designer for a massive electronics company, I guess the answer is yes.
As you can see in this video that purports to be leaked screenshots of the rosters of each and every NBA team — and according to Real 2K Insider, who lovingly compiled every team’s roster as completely as possible — Jason Collins comes in at an overall rating of 45. That’s lower than Theo Ratliff’s 47, Matt Bonner’s surprisingly low 50 and Johan Petro’s laughably high 52. I think we can all agree that even though he is totally useless in half of the game, doesn’t rebound all that much and takes horrible headshots, Jason Collins is still a lot better than Johan Petro, unless we are talking about a tall head-having contest, in which case Johan Petro is the NBA’s best. Just the fact that he’s one of the few guys who can slow up Dwight Howard should be enough to make him not the lowest rated player in the game.
Of course, these rankings are incomplete, don’t include rookies and could be subject to an update before NBA 2K12 releases October 4, so it’s kind of whatever at this point. Besides, Jason Collins isn’t even the worst Collins twin in the NBA. Jarron will just be happy to make it in the game.