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NBA 2K League bans player for gambling association

Heat Check Gaming player provided tips to bettors, league says

Basil Rose, aka 24K Dropff, makes a basket-shooting motion during a competition in the NBA 2K League.
Basil “24K Dropoff” Rose of Montreal was a charter member of Heat Check Gaming in the NBA 2K League.
Heat Check Gaming (Facebook)
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The NBA 2K League kicked out one of its players on Thursday after discovering violations of the league’s anti-gambling policies.

Basil Rose, also known as 24K Dropoff, had played for Heat Check Gaming, the esports franchise of the NBA’s Miami Heat. A statement from the 2K League said Rose “violated the league’s rules against tipping on NBA 2K League games by providing inside information to an individual who Rose knew was involved in betting on NBA 2K league games.”

The league statement said its investigation “did not find that Rose attempted to fix or otherwise improperly participate in any NBA 2K League games.”

The social media accounts for both Rose and Heat Check Gaming have said nothing about the matter. Rose’s biography page has already been removed from the NBA 2K League website. Rose had been left unprotected by Heat Check Gaming for the expansion draft taking place Sept. 26.

Rose, 26, of Montreal, played power forward for Heat Check, joining the team with the inaugural 2K League draft in April 2018. Heat Check Gaming was the runner up in that first season, splitting a $100,000 award after being swept by Knicks Gaming in the final round of the playoffs one year ago.

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