Six players and a coach have been disqualified from the NBA 2K League due to a gambling scandal. Yesterday, the league made an announcement.
The suspended players include Christopher Lafanette, Dorian Earl Miller, and Robert Nastasi from the league's affiliate of the Portland Trail blazers. The coach and player failed to report violations or cooperated with the investigation.
We take our obligations to the competition very seriously.
This kind of scandal is always bad for the integrity of a league, whether it is traditional sports or e-sports. The NBA 2K League is a partnership between the NBA and NBA 2K publisher Take-Two Interactive. The league has affiliates with most of the NBA's clubs as well as teams in Australia, Spain, and China.
The NBA 2K League's top priority is the integrity of the game. We take our obligation to the competition and to our fans very seriously, and we will always act forcefully regarding violations of the rules governing game integrity.