The NBA 2K League announced today that one of its players, Austin “Boo” Painter, has been dismissed from the NBA 2K Qualifiers. Additionally, he will be losing his spot on his now former team, Wizards District Gaming.
Who is Boo Painter?
Painter, a second round pick by Wizards District Gaming in 2018, was the team’s leading scorer this past season at 32.3 points per game. Painter left his job at the U.S. State Department to join Wizards District Gaming. The team finished seventh in the NBA 2K League overall standings this year.
Official Statement from the NBA 2K League pic.twitter.com/6uEBK94vZY
— NBA 2K League (@NBA2KLeague) November 12, 2018
When the league announced this decision today, it was not immediately clear as to why Painter was being dismissed from the league. Rather, the official statement from the League states that it was due to a violation of its code of conduct.
EDITOR’S CORRECTION: This story originally connected Painter with an incident involving the harassment of a female gamer. SGO has been informed that incident reported was unrelated to Painter or his dismissal from the NBA 2K League. SGO apologizes for the error.
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