NBA 2021: Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard has been Suspended By Team and Dropped By Sponsors after Racial Slur.
In the wake of shooting a clear anti-Semitic insult during a game of Call of Duty, NBA player Leonard has been barred by his team the Miami Heat, and dropped by a number of his sponsors.
He got into trouble last year as well
Leonard was the only player to remain on his feet before a game while his teammates knelt to support the Black Lives Matter movement later apologized for using the term “kike b****”, claiming to somehow have not known what it meant:
Miami Heat center Meyers Leonard releases statement apologizing for saying anti-Semitic slur on a livestream: pic.twitter.com/AOi7ZE6nCy
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 10, 2021
Despite this, Leonard has since been dropped by two of his sponsors, PC company Origin:
A comment was recently made by Meyers Leonard that does not reflect the values or views of ORIGIN PC. We have decided to cease our working relationship with Meyers as we look into it further.
— originpc (@ORIGINPC) March 9, 2021
Leonard will also “be away from the team indefinitely” while the Heat—owned by Israeli-American businessman Micky Arison—and the NBA conduct an “investigation”.