getting out of topic quite fast lol. Regarding the Jordan issue, 99 is acceptable due to the metrics they used. And like someone here said, 99 overall doesnt mean all of your stats is 99. He just has high stats across the board. Of course Larry wont ever have as high ratings as jordan has in video games, most intangibles that larry has like bbiq(although 2k does have that, but its far from the real thing), leadership, etc. and due to him not as high in the athleticism department like jumping speed etc.
Athleticism is way overrated in the ratings of video games, but you cant blame them. A player's raw athletic stats along with shooting ratings is what determines how unguardable a virtual player is. You cannot really put Paul Pierce's offensive savvy for example, into a measurable stat for a video game to emulate. That is why players like PP, or Larry who doesnt rely on athleticism would appear lower than their actual ratings are when it comes to video games.
Anyway I saw a video where rookies were asked to guess what their 2k rankings would be and only Jabari and Smart got their rankings right. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVimMBE5i5A