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NBA, Heat Looking Into Anti-Semitic Slur from Meyers Leonard

The Miami center uttered the slur during a Twitch gaming session.

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The NBA and the Miami Heat are looking into an online incident involving former Portland Trail Blazers F/C Meyers Leonard, who uttered an anti-Semitic slur during a Twitch stream. Leonard was streaming Call of Duty when he broadcast the slur. Blazer’s Edge will not repost the video, which was initially tweeted by MainTeamSports this morning.

Condemnation of Leonard gained steam throughout the afternoon, coming to the attention of the league and of the Heat, Leonard’s current team.

The Blazers drafted Leonard in 2012. He played for the team from 2012-2019 before being traded to the Heat, where he has played for the last season and a half.

Blazer’s Edge condemns anti-Semitism and the use of defamatory language. We are saddened by this event. We support those who were hurt by this incident.


Leonard offered the following apology:


The Heat have announced that Leonard will be away from the team indefinitely and that the team will cooperate with the NBA’s investigation.